Ticket to Ride: My Adventures in Making Big Money and Giving it Away

Ticket to Ride: My Adventures in Making Big Money and Giving it Away

Sir Peter Lampl


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The candid tale of one of Britain’s most outstanding contemporary philanthropists.

These pages wryly track Peter’s varied career moves, from flogging tickets for one of The Beatles first major concerts, to getting inadvertently caught up in a New York family turf war while trying to buy a treated wood company.

However, at the book’s heart is a serious mission to present a clear and galvanising case for strategic philanthropy, crucially with the founding of educational charity, The Sutton Trust.

Partly an inspiring memoir, partly an impassioned call to action for social mobility and educational equality, Peter Lampl’s autobiography describes how a self-made entrepreneur amassed a fortune and then chose to use it to help others.


Sir Peter Lampl:

Peter is the founder of the Sutton Trust, established in 1997 to improve the educational prospects of low-income children in the UK.  Thanks to the Sutton Trust’s campaigning, social mobility has become one of the major social issues of our time. Peter is also chair of the Education Endowment Foundation, funded by a Government grant, which seeks to raise the achievement of children in the most challenging schools.
Peter grew up in Yorkshire and Surrey, has three children and lives in London.