The nephew of Vicente Cañada Blanch, the founder of the Anglo-Spanish Cultural Foundation (ASCF), Miguel spent much of his life in London and collaborated tirelessly with his uncle in the work of fomenting Anglo-Spanish cultural relations. Together with José María Coll Comín, Miguel was one of the architects of the Cañada Blanch Centre at the LSE. After the death of Vicente Cañada Blanch, Miguel continued his uncle’s mission in Spain as well as Britain. Until his death, he was vice-president of the Fundación Cañada Blanch de Valencia for UK activities and also Deputy Chairman of the ASCF. His work as a philanthropist earned him public recognition: in the UK, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II; in Spain, he was awarded the Cruz al Mérito Civil by King Juan Carlos I; and his native town of Burriana conferred on him the honorific title of Hijo Predilecto.
We in the Cañada Blanch Centre will remember him affectionately for his enthusiasm and firm commitment to our work. Over a quarter of a century, he shared our efforts and always expressed his delight in our achievements. He was a fount of encouragement and he will be greatly missed.