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David Harding is an active philanthropist, supporting a range of initiatives related to science and mathematics, as well as other projects of personal interest such as the history of finance.

The David and Claudia Harding Foundation’s latest gift was £100 million to the University of Cambridge to help attract the most talented postgraduate and undergraduate students from the UK and around the world.

Other notable gifts include: the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability at the Cavendish Laboratory; the Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute, Berlin; the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication at Cambridge University; the Winton Mathematics Gallery at the Science Museum; and the Newton Mint Papers Research Project at Oxford University.

Winton staff engage in charitable giving, and since 2017, Winton has donated over £500,000 in respect of the employee donation matching programme.