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David Cameron gave the inaugural Duke of Gloucester Lecture

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The first Duke of Gloucester Lecture was delivered at the 2015 festival by the then Prime Minister, The Rt Hon David Cameron MP.  The lecture took the form of an interview with Lord Peter Hennessy, Attlee Professor of History at Queen Mary, University of London.

The second lecture, at the personal invitation of HRH The Duke of Gloucester (Royal Patron of the festival), was given in 2016 by the vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford Professor Louise Richardson. The 2017 lecture was given by one of the world’s leading historians of the Church Professor Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch.

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Blenheim Palace Town and Country Harper’s Bazaar HSBC Global banking partners Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock