William Bentinck, Viscount Woodstock

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William Jack Henry Bentinck, Viscount Woodstock, Graf Bentinck[1] (born 19 May 1984) is a London-based social entrepreneur and speaker.

Background and education[edit]

Bentinck is the elder son of English actor Timothy Bentinck, 12th Earl of Portland and couture milliner Judy Bentinck (née Judith Emerson). Born in London, he attended Harrow School and Heythrop College, University of London graduating with first-class honours in philosophy in 2010.


After having gained his degree, Bentinck co-founded The Ragged University,[2] a free service offering peer-to-peer educational events inspired by the 19th century English ragged schools.[3] In December of the same year,[year needed] Bentinck co-founded Levantine Links,[2] a nonprofit organisation recruiting high-calibre UK graduates to provide English language programmes serving children and adults in Al-Hasakah, Syria, in collaboration with the Syriac Orthodox Church.[4]

In March 2012, he was named a Vodafone Foundation 'World of Difference' winner,[5] receiving funding for an internship with Ashoka, a fellowship of some of the world's leading social entrepreneurs.[6]

In 2012, Bentinck joined Enternships,[7] founded by award-winning young entrepreneur Rajeeb Dey. He spoke at TEDxSquareMile,[8] is a course leader for the Accelerator Academy[9] and is a Tech London Advocate as Head of Careers at Makers Academy.[10]


  1. ^ Ruvigny, Melville H. (2000) [1909]. The Nobilities of Europe. Adamant Media Corporation.
  2. ^ a b Morgan, Ben; Bentinck, Will (2012). "The Team". www.levantinelinks.com. London: Levantine Links. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014.
  3. ^ "The Ragged University - Free Learning for All".[dead link]
  4. ^ "The Programme". Levantine Links. Retrieved 20 April 2012.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Meet the Winners - First Day at Ashoka UK". The Vodafone Foundation.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Vodafone World of Difference Intern Joins Ashoka". Ashoka Global. Retrieved 7 March 2012.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Will Bentinck at Shine Unconference 2012".[dead link]
  8. ^ "Will Bentinck at TEDxSquareMile".
  9. ^ "Accelerator Academy Course Leaders".[dead link]
  10. ^ "Tech London Advocates". Retrieved 28 December 2018.

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