Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Sherlock Holmes shop
Our Birmingham Shop
Books We're Talking About
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Aung San Suu Kyi to deliver 2011 Reith lectures

13th June 2011

Two of the 2011 BBC Reith lectures will be delivered by the Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, it has been confirmed.

The themes for the two lectures, which will be delivered on Radio 4 later this month, will be dissent and liberty.

A further three lectures will be delivered in September by former MI5 director-general Baroness Manningham-Buller, dealing with the aftermath of the September 11th terrorists attacks ten years after the atrocities took place.

Aung San Suu Kyi, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for 'her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights', spent 15 years under house arrest after her National League for Democracy won the Burmese election by a landslide in 1990.

Her lectures will focus on her fight for freedom and similar struggles encountered by people across the world.

Radio 4 controller Gwyneth Williams said both Aung San Suu Kyi and Baroness Manningham-Buller will deliver thought-provoking lectures.

'These are two very different sides of a familiar story - the struggle for liberty and its defence,' she explained.

Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Forlorn Festive Fiction
09/12/2016

Jay from our Birmingham branch gets us in the Christmas mood, or gets us moody for Christmas with his Forlorn Festive Fiction picks.

#FoylesFive: Non-Fiction Picture Books
07/12/2016

Matt from our web team tells us all about his favourite Non-Fiction children's books for this Christmas and beyond.

Damian Barr Revisits a Christmas Classic
06/12/2016

It’s Christmas so this month we had to choose Dickens’s classic festive ghost story, A Christmas Carol.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd