Actions and Detail Panel
Lord Patten Lecture
Wed 11 May 2016, 19:30 – 21:30 BST
After The British Empire: What Has Happened To Us & The Rest Of The World
A unique opportunity to hear from Lord Patten of Barnes on his fascinating political career and his time as Governor of Hong Kong, where in 1997 he oversaw the return of Hong Kong to China. Thereafter, Chris Patten was appointed Chancellor of Newcastle University, Chancellor of Oxford University until 2003 and then Chairman of the BBC Trust until his retirement.
His publications include What Next? Surviving the 21st Century (2008); Not Quite the Diplomat: Home Truths About World Affairs (2005) and East and West (1998), about Asia and its relations with the rest of the world.
Please join us for this special public lecture and hear Lord Patten speak on the fascinating topic of the British Empire and his personal experiences from an extensive political career.