As part of the 60th anniversary celebrations in 2017, the Middle East Centre re-launched the Hourani Scholarship to establish an annual award for the MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. The MPhil (originally, the BPhil), established by Albert Hourani in 1961, was Oxford’s first taught course in modern Middle Eastern Studies.
Since, the scholarship has supported three MPhils to completion (Mali Yates, Tom Coyne and Francesca Vawdrey), with a fourth due to arrive in October 2021.
To be able to continue awarding the Hourani Scholarship and make it sustainable, the Middle East Centre asks its alumni to pledge an annual gift. No pledge is too small to make a difference, and the more of us who give, the more support we can offer incoming students, to open Oxford’s doors to the very brightest without financial constraint. Nothing could be more in keeping with Albert Hourani’s legacy for Oxford Middle East Studies.
You can set up a single as well regular - monthly, quarterly or annual - gift through the University's Campaign website. Our American donors can now also set up tax-efficient monthly or annual instalments; please follow this link.
Please see this page for tax-efficient giving options for donors in Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.