The Sheldon Memorial Trust was established to perpetuate the memory of Oliver Sheldon.

A Director of Rowntree and Company Limited, Oliver Sheldon was a scholar and a man of wide culture who made an outstanding contribution to art and culture of the North. He was founder and first Chairman of York Georgian Society, co-founder and first Secretary of York Civic Trust and a prime mover in the establishment of the Borthwick Institute in St Anthony's Hall and the Summer Schools which became the foundations of the University of York.

The Sheldon Memorial Trust is a registered charity Number 529733. 


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Applications for funding are available for projects that follow the values and aims set out by The Sheldon Memorial Trust.

Education Projects

Find out more about our school's project aimed at promoting insight into the city of York.

Essay Prize

Each year a prize is given to the best unpublished essay on an original subject relating to the City of York.


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