This section of the Brian Micklethwait Archive is for material celebrating Brian’s life: testimonials, reminiscences and tributes.

Please contact brianmicklethwaitarchive@gmail.com with your memories of Brian for publication here.

IEA event

On September 3rd 2021 the Institute of Economic Affairs hosted an event entitled The Life of Brian: A Reception to Celebrate the Life of Brian Micklethwait in Brian’s honour at their headquarters in Lord North Street, London.

At the event, formal speeches were given, which I have transcribed.

Following this, the microphone was passed around and many people spoke about Brian and his influence on their lives. I have begun to write some of these down and am in the process of writing down the rest.

Quotes about Brian

You’re the inspiration to make me believe I could really do it. – Mark Littlewood, Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs

Brian has made a difference. He has inspired all of us, in our different fields, to make a difference and to continue fighting for classical liberal and libertarian values. – The Lord Kamall

So many people have told me their ideas got firmed up as a consequence of attending Brian’s Fridays, starting them down a path they might not have otherwise taken. And that is a legacy of incalculable value. – Perry de Havilland

He is the most beautiful mind I have ever known. – Professor Tim Evans