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Global Cambridge in New York
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In conversation with Professor Stephen Toope will be:
- Professor Geoffrey Ward (Clare 1972) – Principal of Homerton College
- Dr Sarah Dillon (Clare 1995) – University Lecturer in Literature and Film, Faculty of English
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About the Global Cambridge series
This event is part of our Global Cambridge series, showcasing how Cambridge thinking continues to shape our world, trail-blazing the way to new discoveries and ideas. The series brings together alumni and supporters of the University to connect, engage and inspire. In 2017, we've visited Bristol, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, Düsseldorf, Leeds, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney, with London, New York, Paris and San Francisco still to come.
Dr Sarah Dillon
Dr Sarah Dillon is University Lecturer in Literature and Film in the Faculty of English. She is author of The Palimpsest: Literature, Criticism, Theory (2007) and Deconstruction, Feminism, Film (to be published in 2018).
Dr Dillon is a Senior Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, where she is Co-Project Lead on the AI Narratives Project with the Royal Society. She is a public advocate for the importance of the arts and humanities, and broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4; she writes and presents the BBC Radio 3 documentary series, 'Literary Pursuits'.
Professor Geoffrey Ward
Professor Geoffrey Ward PhD FRSA is the Principal of Homerton College.
He first came to Cambridge in 1972 to read English at Clare College, staying on for postgraduate study. Having worked as a Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Liverpool and a year lecturing in Japan, he took up a Chair and the Headship of Department at the University of Dundee in 1995. In 2002, he became Deputy Principal at Dundee, leaving four years later to serve as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and then Vice Principal at Royal Holloway, University of London, before coming to Homerton as Principal in 2013.
His first book was Statutes of Liberty: The New York School of Poets (1993: new edition, 2001). His other books and articles include The Writing of America: Literature and Cultural Identity from the Puritans to the Present (Polity, 2002), researched during a year spent in the USA as a Fellow of the Leverhulme Foundation.
In addition to his scholarly work, he has written and presented broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 on American writers. His published poetry includes Worry Dream (2013) and he also writes fiction. A Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, he has also been elected to an Honorary Fellowship at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
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