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Two Johns Dinner, 28-29 October 2016

This dinner aimed to build upon the networks of Balliol, Harvard, and St John’s Cambridge.  The Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Balliol alumnus, The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH, gave the keynote address to the packed Hall summarising how important and valuable a liberal education is as well as the importance of the networks between those institutions.

The Dinner was followed by a Town Hall Discussion at the Saïd Business School on Saturday morning which featured a range of voices exploring themes of education, breaking down the wall of Oxford in relation to access and outreach, as well as how education functions in a perceived breaking down of democracy. Ellen Knebel, alumna of Harvard and Oxford, finished off the discussion by presenting her work on what makes a good negotiator.