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A Life of Firsts – Valerie Amos in conversation with Edward Bickham

The Rt Hon Baroness Amos LG CH PC

Baroness Valerie Amos has been the Master of University College Oxford since September 2020. Prior to this she was the Director of SOAS, University of London.  She was a Cabinet Minister, 2003-2007, including serving as Secretary of State for International Development and Leader of the House of Lords. She has also served as UK High Commissioner to Australia.

From 2010 -2015 she was the United Nations Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

Her interests include foreign policy and development matters, social justice, equality and inclusion as well as education. She is on the board of the Mastercard Foundation, UN Foundation and Institute for Government. She is also a member of the advisory board of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Patron of the Amos Bursary.

This event will take an open-ended ‘in conversation’ format. Topics on the table for discussion include: humanitarian aid in an era of international crisis, the changing face of modern Britain, culture wars and given her roles at SOAS and Oxford, the looming crisis in higher education.

Photo credit: John Cairns

Tuesday 9 July
Doors from 6.30pm, talk starts 7pm

St Thomas’ Church, St Thomas’s Square, Salisbury SP1 1BA
£22 (to include a glass of wine)

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There is no parking at St Thomas’ Church, we recommend using city centre car parks.

All tickets are non refundable but you are very welcome to pass them on to friends or family if you are unable to attend.

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Jul 09 2024


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