In conversation with Lord Owen

In conversation with Lord Owen

In conversation with Lord Owen

event Saturday, September 28, 2024 schedule 1.30pm - 2.30pm BST
event Saturday, September 28, 2024 schedule 1.30pm - 2.30pm BST
  • Photograph of Lord Owen
A life in politics and beyond
In-person at Sidgwick | £15
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Location: 
Sidgwick Site | View details

Join us for a very special conversation, looking back over Lord Owen’s long and remarkable career.  From medical doctor to Labour minister, party founder to peace negotiator, Lord Owen has been at the forefront of the British and international political scene for over 50 years. A keen campaigner and writer on issues as wide-ranging as international security, humanitarian issues “hubris syndrome” and Brexit, Lord Owen remains a strong and influential voice.   

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear insights and anecdotes from his fascinating life in politics and beyond. 

Speaker

Lord Owen CH FRCP (Sidney Sussex 1956)

Photograph of Lord Owen

The Rt Hon the Lord Owen CH FRCP (Sidney Sussex ’56) 
Lord Owen, originally a doctor specialising in neurology and psychiatry, transitioned to politics, serving as Navy Minister, Health Minister, and Foreign Secretary in Labour Governments. An MP for Plymouth from 1966-92, he co-founded the Social Democratic Party in 1981 and led it for several years. Now an independent Social Democrat in the House of Lords, he served as the EU peace negotiator in Yugoslavia from 1992-95. A lifelong committed European, he opposed the EU's move toward federalism, advocating for Brexit. Lord Owen has authored several books, including "In Sickness and In Power," "British Foreign Policy After Brexit," "Hubris: The Road to Trump," and "Riddle, Mystery and Enigma: Two Hundred Years of British-Russian Relations.” 

Booking information

In-person lectures at the Sidgwick Site as part of Alumni Festival cost £15 per person.

Price: 
£15

Location

Sidgwick Site
West Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DP
United Kingdom

Contact

Alumni Festival Team
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