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    Weʼve raised £6,972 to transfer the library of the late Professor Ian Taylor to Addis Ababa University

    St. Monans Scotland, UK,
    Funded on Thursday, 1st December 2022

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    Professor Ian Taylor passed away in February 2021 at the age of 52. He was an esteemed scholar as well as a friend and mentor to many. Anyone who visited his office at the University of St Andrews could not fail to be impressed by his library of books. These were collected by Ian from across the world during his travels, and represent a unique collection. We aim to fulfil a promise to transfer his library to Africa; specifically to the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University, where he was a visiting professor. Ian would want his books to be used by the next generation of scholars of Africa, in Africa. We need to now fundraise to cover the costs of this transfer and to ensure that there are funds to pay for the proper curation of the books, so that they can be used by scholars for years to come. Your contribution is very much appreciated.



    • Joanne Taylor2 years ago
      Joanne Taylor

      Joanne Taylor

      2 years ago

      Thank you all once again! Our fundraising journey on JustGiving has finished. Ian's books are in Ethiopia and awaiting the next step of their journey... the setting up of the 'Ian Taylor Collection' at the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University. We hope that it will be a great resource for the Institute and know that Ian would be so happy to see his much loved books put to good use. What a legacy! Jo, Eric and Tim

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    • Joanne Taylor2 years ago
      Joanne Taylor

      Joanne Taylor

      2 years ago

      Ian's books are on their way to Ethiopia! In July we loaded Ian's books onto a truck which took them off to Grangemouth. From there they were loaded onto a boat and started the first leg of their journey to Ethiopia, sailing up the Firth of Forth and passing by Ian's grave in St Monans on their way.... They are currently in Jeddah so will be at their final destination soon. We are really grateful to all who have contributed in any way to this wonderful project. THANK YOU x

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    • Joanne Taylor2 years ago
      Joanne Taylor

      Joanne Taylor

      2 years ago

      On the 22nd July, Ian's books began their journey to Ethiopia. With the help of volunteers we loaded them into a truck to be taken off for shipping. It was a great relief to see them on their way and we are all pleased that we are continuing to honour this commitment. Once again, we wish to thank all who have supported us on this JustGiving page or offline. Another recent contribution came from donations made at the University of St Andrews memorial service for Ian in May: Thanks again!

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    Page last updated on: 11/30/2022 22.11



    • Caroline Kilbane

      Caroline Kilbane

      Aug 1, 2022



    • Elizabeth Birrell

      Elizabeth Birrell

      Aug 1, 2022


    • Fergus McCullough

      Fergus McCullough

      Jul 9, 2022

      With thanks for many good memories of Ian as my lecturer in St Andrews, and thankfulness for his faith in Christ.

    • David and Gabriele Newbery

      David and Gabriele Newbery

      Jun 22, 2022

      We find this an excellent idea in memory of Ian.

    • Alexa Zeitz

      Alexa Zeitz

      May 13, 2022

      I learned a great deal from Ian's research. What a wonderful tribute.


    • Katharina & Solomon

      Katharina & Solomon

      May 11, 2022

      Thinking of you and sending our best wishes.


    • Anonymous


      May 11, 2022

      Missing Ian's insights and observations about society and the world economy.

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