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The first of this year's Foundation Lectures

 Rory Stewart We are delighted to announce that the first Foundation Lecture of the academic year will take place on 20th September in the Stamford School Hall. Please see the details below:

7:30pm – Rory Stewart OBE MP – Engaging Other Cultures 

Oxford educated Rory Stewart is a rare combination of foreign affairs expert, fearless youth, diplomat and explorer.  He has immersed himself in the cultures of war-torn nations and served as a member of the British diplomatic service. He governed a province of 30 million in Iraq, protecting his people while under siege and has held a senior professorship at Harvard University.  The New York Times once described him as “living one of the most remarkable lives on record”.  He is currently MP for Penrith and the Border.  The Foundation Lecture will focus on how we can best engage other cultures, particularly those shaped by ancient traditions and values, with dignity and humanity.  Drawing on his experiences walking 6000 miles across Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, India and Nepal and subsequently governing in Iraq, Rory will discuss why he withdrew his support for the invasion of Iraq and will conclude with an exploration of what can be learnt from Lawrence of Arabia and the foreign military interventions of World War 1. 

Entry is free of charge but seats must be booked and are limited to four per household. To book your seats:


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