The confidence to showcase London and the UK: how we dared to host the Olympic Games in 2012
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Who this event is for
JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
In 2012 the nation stood tall as it hosted arguably the most memorable Games in living history.
Credited with leading London’s successful bid to host the Olympics, Dame Tessa will outline how the country won the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and planned, from outset to legacy, a wide range of benefits for UK plc.
Brookes staff, students and graduates made a wide-ranging contribution from designing the torch, to winning medals and volunteering.
About the Speaker
RIGHT HONOURABLE DAME TESSA JOWELL, MP
Dame Tessa Jowell is the Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood. She first joined the House of Commons in April 1992.
She was Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 2001- 07, Minister for the Olympics and London 2007-10 and Shadow Minister (Olympics and London) 2010-12.