Lady Gilbert and The Right Honourable Gordon Brown, unveiling the Library Plaque, 6 May 2014.

Sir Martin Gilbert Library, Highgate School

 The Sir Martin Gilbert Library at Highgate School, London

6 May 2014

Highgate School honours Sir Martin, a former Highgate pupil.

Officially opened by the former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Gordon Brown on Tuesday 6th May 2014. Guests of honour included the Israeli Ambassador to the Court of St James, Danial Taub, Lady Gilbert and Sir Martin’s family. Gordon Brown described Sir Martin:  A genuine humanitarian, someone whose writing of history taught him we could always do better in the future if we are able to learn the lessons of history.

Gordon Brown greeting pupils on his way into the school, Headmaster Adam Pettitt is beside him, Librarian Mary Cunning, back, right.
John Mills, CBE, Chairman, Governors of Highgate School, escorting Gordon Brown into the Library; HE Daniel Taub, Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St James directly behind Gordon Brown.
Daniel Taub, the Israeli Ambassador speaking at the Opening, behind him from the left, John Mills, Gordon Brown, and Lady Gilbert.
Gordon Brown speaking, behind him, from the left, John Mills, Gordon Brown, Lady Gilbert, and Highgate School Head Master Adam Pettitt.