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Hillary Clinton is coming to Oxford

The failed US presidential candidate will give the annual Romanes lecture

Matthew Roller
Matthew Rollerhttp://mattroller.contently.com
Matt, a PPE student at Exeter, was the paper's editor for Trinity Term 2018 alongside Fred Dimbleby. Follow him on Twitter: @mroller98

Hillary Clinton will speak in Oxford at the end of the month.

The failed US presidential candidate will give this year’s Romanes Lecture at the Sheldonian Theatre on 25th June.

The event is open to Oxford University staff and students, and the general public.

The Romanes Lecture is the University’s annual public lecture, and has been given since 1892.

It sees a “distinguished public figure from the arts, science or literature” given a special invitation by the vice chancellor.

Previous speakers include Gordon Brown, Karl Popper, and Winston Churchill.

It will be the second time in a year that a failed candidate from the 2016 US Presidential Election has spoken in Oxford. Last summer, Bernie Sanders – who was beaten to the Democrat nomination by Clinton in 2016 – spoke at the Sheldonian as part of a book launch.

The Clinton family are no strangers to the University. Former US President Bill studied PPE at University College on a Rhodes Scholarship in the late 1960s, while the couple’s daughter, Chelsea, twice studied at the college – she completed her MPhil in International Relations in 2003, before graduating with a DPhil in the same subject in 2014.

Registration for Clinton’s talk is free, and will open here on Monday morning.

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