International Students Trust is formed thanks to the enthusiasm and generosity of the Hon. Patrick Wills, the British Council and the Dulverton Trust. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was very interested in Mary’s work and kept updated regularly. The Trust was registered as a charity with the Queen Mother as patron. Its aims were and remain:

  1. To help students achieve the academic and personal aims that had brought them to the UK
  2. To provide the best possible opportunities for overseas students to experience the many facets of life in the UK and to give them a deeper understanding of the British
  3. To give British students an opportunity to broaden their horizons through friendship with people from widely differing backgrounds and cultures
  4. By these means to make an effective contribution to international relations

With the support of the Queen Mother and founding Chairman Lord Grafton, the Trust partnered with the Crown Estate to rebuild historic Park Crescent East for educational purposes.