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Chris Patten

The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes is the Chancellor of the University of Oxford. He was educated at St Benedict's School, Ealing and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Modern History and was elected a Domus Exhibitioner. Lord Patten is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, and Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He served as Chancellor of Newcastle University from 1999 to 2009, and was elected Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 2003.
His publications include What Next? Surviving the 21st Century (2008); Not Quite the Diplomat: Home Truths About World Affairs (2005) and East and West (1998), about Asia and its relations with the rest of the world.

Series featuring Chris Patten

  • Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
  • Alumni Weekend
  • Wolfson College Podcasts
  • Oxford-India Day
  • Interviews from the Campaign
  • European Studies Centre
  • Sidney Ball Memorial Lectures
  • Kellogg College
  • The Bodleian Libraries (BODcasts)
  • Rothermere American Institute
  • Alumni Voices
  • The King James Bible Lecture Series
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 What is the point of universities? Lord Patten, Chancellor of Oxford University, gives the opening talk at Wolfson College's 50th Anniversary celebration weekend Chris Patten 15 Aug 2016
2 Creative Commons Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Patten (Balliol, 1962) The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH describes his long-standing links with Oxford and his high-profile political career in this wide-ranging podcast interview. Chris Patten 21 Jul 2015
3 Anglo-American Relations - The Ambassador John J. Louis Jr. Lecture 2015 The Chancellor of Oxford University, Lord Patten of Barnes, CH, delivers the RAI’s inaugural Ambassador John J. Louis Jr. Lecture in Anglo-American Relations Chris Patten 27 May 2015
4 Silicon Valley and Journalism: Make up or Break up?: Reuters Memorial Lecture 2014 Emily Bell, Director at the TOW Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, today delivered the Reuters Memorial Lecture 2014 for the Reuters Institute in Oxford. Emily Bell, Tim Gardam, Alun Rusbridger, Vivian Schiller 10 Dec 2014
5 The Lives of Harold Macmillan and Roy Jenkins Political biographers D R Thorpe and John Campbell speak about their subjects' careers culminating in the role of Chancellor of the University of Oxford. The discussion was chaired by Lord Patten of Barnes. D R Thorpe, John Campbell, Chris Patten 14 Nov 2014
6 Creative Commons 70 Years On: My, how you’ve changed! Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of Oxford University draws upon his experience at the highest levels in the public sector to share his unique perspective on Britain over the last seven decades. Chris Patten 02 Oct 2014
7 Alumni Weekend in Asia 2014, Hong Kong - Highlights Between 21 – 23 March, Oxford University hosted the inaugural Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Asia in Hong Kong. These are some highlights of the best bits of the event. Andrew Hamilton, Chris Patten 02 May 2014
8 Creative Commons Alumni Weekend in Asia 2014: Closing Speech by Chancellor Oxford University Chancellor Lord Patten of Barnes reflects on the offerings from academic sessions in Hong Kong as part of the inaugural Oxford Alumni Weekend in Asia. Chris Patten 02 May 2014
9 Creative Commons Alumni Weekend in Asia 2014: Does the 21st Century belong to Asia? Will this be the Asian Century? Four leading voices from Oxford University debate this motion, moderated by the Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes. Ranna Mitter, Linda Yueh, Ngaire Woods, Peter Tufano 02 May 2014
10 Ukraine and its Place in the World 2014 Elliott Lecture, St Antony's College. Aleksander Kwasniewski, Javier Solana, Gwendolyn Sasse, Chris Patten 20 Mar 2014
11 Creative Commons Speaking Truth to Power: Social Policy in Action - Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture 2013 The 2013 lecture 'Speaking Truth to Power: Social Policy in Action' delivered by Baroness Lister of Burtersett on 4th of December 2013 in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College. Ruth Lister, Chris Patten 17 Dec 2013
12 Responsible Journalism and National Security in the Age of Big Data part 1 Chancellor of Oxford University, Lord Patten of Barnes, gives a short talk for the panel discussion on Journalism and National Security in the Age of Big Data Chris Patten 26 Nov 2013
13 Trust, Free Speech and British Pluralism in the 21st Century With digital broadcasting increasing and newspaper readership falling, how should we respond in ways that ensure the free flow of information that is essential in a pluralist society? Chris Patten 04 Oct 2013
14 Creative Commons Trust and Free Speech: some reflections. This Geddes lecture, marking the 30th anniversary of Philip Geddes' death in the Harrods bombing is by the Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes CH, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Chairman of the BBC Trust. Chris Patten 28 Feb 2013
15 Europe: still a common vision? Dr Wolfgang Schäuble (German Federal Minister of Finance) delivers a lecture for the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College on 29th October 2012. Wolfgang Schäuble, Chris Patten, Othon Anistasakis, Margaret MacMillan 03 Dec 2012
16 Has the West Had It? In his keynote lecture at Alumni Weekend 2012, Lord Patten of Barnes attempts to shed light and his particular perspective on whether "the West has had it". Chris Patten 20 Sep 2012
17 The rights of journalism and the needs of audiences Baroness Onora O'Neill delivers the 2011 Reuters Memorial Lecture, followed by a panel discussion chaired by Lord Patten, chancellor of Oxford University. Onora O'Neill, Michael Parks, Stephen Abell, Stewart Purvis 09 Feb 2012
18 Europe in the World From the Oxford European Reunion in Paris, 6-8 May 2011. This session charts Europe's role in a changing, globalised world. Chris Patten, Anne Deighton, Barbara Harris-White, Alan Wolfe 23 Jan 2012
19 Oxford and India - an Enduring Relationship Lord Patten of Barnes delivers the first keynote address at the inaugural Oxford-India Day, held at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford on 17 June 2011. Chris Patten 09 Nov 2011
20 Creative Commons What Next? Surviving the 21st Century For his keynote lecture the Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes, examines the rapidly-growing list of challenges facing the world, from climate change to nuclear proliferation, migration to water and energy shortage. Chris Patten 26 Sep 2011
21 The King James Bible: The End of the Road? A conversation between Melvyn Bragg and Diarmaid MacCulloch, chaired by the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Patten of Barnes. Recorded at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford, Thursday 7 July, 6.00 pm. Diarmaid MacCulloch, Melvyn Bragg, Chris Patten 25 Jul 2011
22 Creative Commons British EU Policy After The Election Recorded on 15th June 2010, the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College presents The Chancellor of the University of Oxford Lord Patten of Barnes in conversation with Lord Hannay and Sir Stephen Wall. Convenor: Professor Jane Caplan. David Hannay, Stephen Wall, Chris Patten, Jane Caplan 19 Jul 2010
23 Lessons from the truth and reconciliation process for 21st century challenges Archbishop Desmond Tutu delivers the 2010 Bynum Tudor lecture in which he draws from the experience of overcoming apartheid to point the way to justice and reconciliation in the Middle East. Desmond Tutu, Jonathan Michie, Chris Patten 04 Jun 2010
24 Lessons from the truth and reconciliation process for 21st century challenges Archbishop Desmond Tutu delivers the 2010 Bynum Tudor lecture in which he draws from the experience of overcoming apartheid to point the way to justice and reconciliation in the Middle East. Desmond Tutu, Jonathan Michie, Chris Patten 04 Jun 2010
25 Chris Patten on Politics and Public Health Lord Patten, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, discusses his political perceptions of epidemiology in the UK, and in developing and emerging countries. Chris Patten 23 Apr 2009
26 Chris Patten on the Campaign for the University of Oxford Chris Patten, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, talks about the importance of the Campaign. Chris Patten 16 Sep 2008
27 Interview with Chris Patten Chris Patten, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, talks about the importance of the Campaign. Chris Patten 16 Sep 2008