The Perse School

Community Lecture: ‘Survival in Solitude’

Date: 17 May 2017, 19.30 - 21.00
Location: The Perse Upper School, Hills Road, CB2 8QF
Price: Free

The Perse School has a strong tradition of intellectual curiosity and scholarship, and we are pleased to celebrate these values through our Community Lecture series. It is a great privilege to welcome leading academics and other experts to the School to share their knowledge with pupils, parents, staff, alumni and the wider community.

Terry Waite CBE will deliver the Summer Term 2017 lecture on ‘Survival in Solitude’.

About the Speaker
Terry Waite CBE is an English humanitarian and author. After leaving college he held a number of advisory roles within the church and worked in a number of countries including Uganda and Italy.

In the 1980s he was recruited by the Archbishop of Canterbury and joined his private staff. He traveled extensively in his capacity as Advisor to the Archbishop, and successfully negotiated the release of several hostages from Iran. During subsequent negotiations in Lebanon in 1987, he was himself kidnapped and held captive for 1763 days.

Following his release in 1991 he was elected a Fellow Commoner at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he wrote his first book, Taken on Trust. He has since written a number of other books and contributed to many journals and periodicals.

Waite is president of the charities Y Care International and Emmaus UK, a charity for formerly homeless people.

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Please note that we have now reached capacity for this lecture and are no longer taking submissions to the waiting list. A write-up of the lecture will be available on the Perse website after the event. Thank you for your understanding.

Photo of Mr Waite courtesy of Gemma Levine

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