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International Holocaust Memorial Day 2022: Dame Stephanie (Steve) Shirley CH

Date/Time: 27 Jan 2022 , 18:00 GMT

On 27 January 2022, the Oxford Interfaith Forum will welcome Dame Stephanie (Steve) Shirley CH at 18:00-19:00 GMT to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Dame Stephanie, a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur in the IT-sector turned ardent philanthropist, will speak of her experience being separated from her parents in 1939 when she (then named Vera Buchthal) and her sister boarded Kindertransport from Vienna to London, and, in the aftermath of these events, of her inspiring ambition and fortitude, leading to an immensely fruitful and groundbreaking career.

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Welcome Address: The Rt Revd Martin Gorick, Bishop of Dudley and Patron of Oxford Interfaith Forum.

Introduction: Professor Victoria Nash, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

Q&A led by: Mr. Gulamabbas Lakha, University of Oxford.

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