Cherie Blair to speak at Oxford Brookes

Friday, 10 September 2010


Cherie Blair is visiting Oxford Brookes University to give a talk on the value of social entrepreneurship in developing nations.

Cherie Blair is visiting Oxford Brookes University to give a talk on the value of social entrepreneurship in developing nations.

She will be speaking on Thursday September 16 at 6.30pm in the University’s Main Lecture Theatre at Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane.

As well as being an active campaigner on equality and human rights issues, Cherie is a leading barrister specialising in public law, human rights, employment and European Community law, arbitration and mediation.

The event will be hosted by Ken Hom, chef, broadcaster and Patron of Oxford Gastronomica. The Ken Hom Lecture series is organised by Oxford Gastronomica, Oxford Brookes University’s specialist centre for the study of food, drink and culture, based within the Department of Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Management.

Oxford Brookes is increasingly recognized for its work promoting social, cultural and economic regeneration in developing nations across the world. Cherie’s speech will reflect the University’s commitment to improving the lives of those in vulnerable communities, and to being a leading centre for teaching and research on global responsibility and citizenship.

Cherie is a passionate supporter of social entrepreneurship. The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women was set up in response to her experiences meeting and talking to women around the world who lack equal opportunities.

For more information or to book a place please contact: oxfordgastronomica@brookes.ac.uk or 01865 483813

And to learn more about an award-winning Oxford Brookes course involved in this field, please visit the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice website.