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  • Date and time: Thursday 17 January 2019, 6.30pm to 8pm
  • Location: Room P/L/002, School of Physics, Engineering and Technology Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to Open to all
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

United Nations Association Lecture

2018 was a devastating year for millions around the world, with more people displaced from their homes than ever before. Yet while the civil war in Syria appears to be entering its latter stages, further armed conflict and man-made crises across the world mean such a grisly record may be broken again in 2019. Such a prediction, means it is more important than ever for the UK and the British people to act. But in order to do so, we need to know what our government is currently doing, how effective this is and what alternatives can be adopted. Sir Hugh Bayley is a trustee to the International Rescue Committee, who has visited refugee camps across Europe. He will explain the stark reality on the ground while explaining what else can be done to alleviate our current humanitarian crisis. There will also be an opportunity for questions at the end. 

Voluntary donations to the International Rescue Committee are welcomed at this event. 

Sir Hugh Bayley

Sir Hugh Bayley has an extensive career as a productive policy maker and is keenly aware of international issues. He is a former Member of Parliament for York and is also the former President of NATO’s parliamentary assembly. He is currently working for the International Rescue Committee as a member on the UK’s Board of Trustees. Such a position has led him observing refugee camps and resettlement centres across Europe, giving him excellent insight and knowledge into this pressing issue. 

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop