Wed, 06 Feb|
MBI Auditorium, Corpus Christi College
The final Governor of Hong Kong and Chancellor of Oxford University
Time & Location
06 Feb 2019, 19:30
MBI Auditorium, Corpus Christi College, Merton St, Oxford OX1 4JF, UK
About The Event
Lord Patten of Barnes was appointed the youngest ever Director of the Conservative Research Department, a post he held from 1974-79. He was then elected as Member of Parliament for Bath serving in a number of ministerial roles. As Conservative Party Chairman, he orchestrated John Major's unexpected election victory in 1992 but lost his seat in the process.
Thereafter, Lord Patten was appointed Governor of Hong Kong until 1997, overseeing the return of the colony to China. He was Chairman of the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland set up under the Good Friday Peace Agreement, which reported in 1999.
He later served as European Commissioner for External Relations and, until recently, Chairman of the International Crisis Group which attempts to identify and prevent potential conflicts. In 2011 he was appointed Chairman of the BBC Trust.
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Members of the Society
Free tickets for members of the Society. Join at stubbssociety.org.uk/join Includes access to the drinks reception at 1915hrs
Includes access to the drinks reception at 1915hrs
Dinner at Quod Restaurant
Dinner with Lord Patten prior to his talk will be priced to your order. Meet at Quod Restaurant, High Street at 1800hrs. Please also purchase a "guest" ticket if you are not a member.