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Cyril Foster Lecture 2016

Geir Lundestad, the Norwegian historian who until 2014 served as the director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, will deliver the 2016 Cyril Foster Lecture, 'Twenty-five Years in the Search for Peace: Reflections on the Nobel Peace Prize.'

Time: 5pm (Lecture) followed by drinks reception

Venue: St Catherine's College, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre

All welcome

No registration required.

Admission with University card. Non-University card holders please provide photographic ID.

Maxine Williams

Maxine Williams (1992, Law) Facebook's Global Director of Diversity

Born in Trinidad, Maxine Williams left her home island at the age of 16 and went to America. She studied for her undergraduate degree at Yale University, creating her own major in Caribbean Studies before coming to St Catherine’s on a Rhodes Scholarship in 1992 to study Law.

Simon Winchester OBE

Simon Winchester (1963, Geology) Journalist at The Guardian

Born in London in 1944, Simon spent a year hitchhiking around the United States after leaving school before going to St Catherine’s to study Geology in 1963.

Michael Billington OBE

Michael Billington OBE (1958, English) The Guardian Theatre Critic

Born in 1939, Michael is ‘Britain’s longest-serving theatre critic’ and the author of biographical and critical studies relating to British Theatre and the Arts.

Matthew Pinsent CBE

Matthew Pinsent CBE (1989, Geography) Olympic Rower

Matthew was born in Holt, Norfolk, in 1970. He began rowing at Eton College, before coming up to study Geography at St Catherine’s, where he competed in three Boat Races, winning in 1990 and 1991 and being defeated in 1993 when he was Boat Club President.

His student days rowing at St Catherine’s acted as a successful Launchpad for an international career spanning 17 years, including 10 world championships gold medals and four consecutive Olympic gold medals, of which three were with Sir Steve Redgrave.


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