Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi visits Oxford

This morning, hundreds of people lined Catte Street to welcome Aung San Suu Kyi back to Oxford as she made her way to the Sheldonian Theatre to partake in Oxford's annual Encaenia Ceremony.  After years of isolation, her visit today was of particular significance as she was finally able to receive the honorary doctorate awarded to her in 1993, while under house arrest in Yangon. 
Today, Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded an advanced degree in civil law during Oxford's annual Encaenia ceremony.

Aung San Suu Kyi studied politics, philosophy and economics at St Hugh's and later lived in Park Town, north Oxford.

The Chancellor of Oxford Universty, the Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes.

Seven leading figures from the worlds of science, the arts, intelligence and business were also honored in this year's ceremony. For more information, check out the Univerity of Oxford website.

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