Please join us for a special afternoon concert of Classical music in memory of Bahram Dehqani-Tafti at 2.30pm on Saturday 7 March.

Bahram Dehqani-Tafti came up to Jesus College in October 1973 to read PPE.  Born in Iran, the son of the Anglican Bishop in Iran, Hassan Dehqani-Tafti and his English wife, Margaret, he spent his early years there but was later sent to boarding school near Bath.  While at Jesus, he rowed for the College first eight, was President of the Caroline Society, conducted for the Jesus/St. Anne's Music Society and was a founder member of the PPE Society.  After graduating, he left Oxford for Washington DC to study for an MA in Economics.   In 1978 Bahram returned to Iran to take up a teaching post in Damavand College and to complete his National Service.  This was at the beginning of the Islamic Revolution when the Church and Bahram's father as its Bishop, came under severe attack from a fanatical group.  On 6th May 1980, while returning home from the college where he taught, Bahram was ambushed and killed by unknown gunmen.   The Concert is the eighth held in the College in Bahram's memory.

The first half of the concert, performed by members of Bahram's family, includes music by Mendelssohn, Chopin, Fauré, Bridge and Popper, alongside a world première and one of Bahram's own pieces. The Chapel Choir will then perform a selection of Welsh music in the second half of the concert.

The concert will then be followed by a tea with the event ending at 5.00pm.

Tickets: FREE
Invitation is open to College alumni (with a guest).
Address: Jesus College, Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DW
To book please e-mail


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