The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Lord Hurd Visits Abingdon


Douglas Hurd, now Lord Hurd, was the British Foreign Secretary during some of the most eventful years of the twentieth century, including the collapse of the Soviet Union, the war to liberate Kuwait, and the wars during the breakup of Yugoslavia.

Lord Hurd was at Abingdon School at the invitation of the school's Edmunds Society. (The society invite eminent speakers to lecture on topics of philosophy or theology.) Lord Hurd's topic was "Rights and Wrongs in Foreign Policy".

Afterwards he signed copies of his book, ‘Choose Your Weapons: 200 Years of the British Foreign Secretary’ (just published) and supplied by Mostly Books.

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