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The Sue Lloyd-Roberts Memorial Lecture
Wed 26 April 2017, 17:30 – 22:00 BST
"Human rights – does anyone out there care?"
The Sue Lloyd-Roberts Memorial Lecture series has been established to celebrate the memory of St Hilda's College alumna, Sue Lloyd-Roberts CBE and MBE, a fearless, award-winning BBC journalist whose uncompromising and courageous documentaries highlighted humanitarian issues across the world. This lecture, the first in the series, takes its title from a favourite topic of Sue's - challenging her audience to understand what drove her and colleagues to expose and combat gross inequality.
Lord Hall, Director General of the BBC is our distinguished first speaker, he was a contemporary and friend of Sue's at Oxford and a colleague on the editorial team for the student publication, Isis.
Sue died in October 2015, yet her inspiring legacy lives on through her book, The War on Women (Simon and Schuster, August 2016) and several projects aimed at promoting journalism, women and human rights.
St Hilda's College and the Bodleian Library Archive are grateful to Sue's family for donating the collections of Sue's personal and professional papers.
The lecture will be followed by drinks reception and a fundraising dinner (7.30pm). Proceeds from the dinner will go to the Sue Lloyd-Roberts Fund to support St Hilda's students who wish to explore careers in the media.
This lecture will be live-streamed at jdp.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/livestream (£5).
N.B. Deadline to book: Thursday 20 April.