Gandhi at 150

23 October 2019, 3.00-4.30pm and 5.00-6.30pm
Somerville College, Flora Anderson Hall

Gandhi at 150 posterTo celebrate the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development at Somerville College and Balliol College invite you to a symposium to mark his life and legacy. Gandhi stayed at Balliol in 1931.

After a welcome and introduction from Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of Oxford University (Balliol 1962), and Her Excellency Ruchi Ghanashyam, Indian High Commissioner to the UK, each college will host a panel discussion exploring Gandhi at 150.

‘Every man’s need, but not every man’s greed’: Gandhi and Sustainability, 3.00-4.30pm

  • Baroness Jan Royall (Chair)
  • Lord Bhikhu Parekh
  • Dr Radhika Khosla

Followed by tea and cake

Gandhi’s Oxford, 5.00-6.30pm

  • Dame Helen Ghosh (Chair) (Master of Balliol)
  • Dr Faisal Devji
  • Professor Rajeev Bhargava
  • Professor Judith Brown (Emeritus Fellow of Balliol)

Followed by drinks reception

This event is open to all, and admission is free, but we ask that you RSVP to confirm your attendance using the form here.