UCL Conservatives are delighted to host Rt Hon Baron David Trimble, the former and inaugural First Minister of Northern Ireland (1998-2002), a Nobel Peace Prize winner, former MP & MLA, and Conservative member of the House of Lords. (http://en.wikipedia.org/
Head along on Thursday March 8th for our next guest in our on-campus speaker series. The event will be held in the Wilkins Garden Room on the Main UCL campus at 6.30pm. With achievements as long as your arm, coming to hear from Lord Trimble is a must.
As former leader of the NI Ulster Unionist Party (1995-2005), he led his Party into the first devolved Northern Irish executive in centuries at the end of a lengthy decade of peace talks. Alongside SDLP Leader John Hume, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 for their efforts in the peaceful solution to the NI conflict.
Before his election, in 1997 he became the first unionist leader to agree to take part in negotiations with nationalist Sinn Féin since Ireland had been partitioned in 1922 – where wannabe historians know NI remained part of the UK, while the separate Irish Free State was created. He led the All-Party delegation at the talks, and successfully culminating with the Belfast Agreement of 10 April 1998, which resulted in Unionist-Nationalist power-sharing deal. A month later, the ‘Good Friday Agreement’ was approved by 71% in an all-NI referendum.
Interested? All are welcome to meet this truly inspirational guest at UCL.
Facebook event here:- https://www.facebook.com/events/149952905126095/
How about entry?
• Society Members: FREE
• Non-members (Public): £5
Escape having to pay entry to general events by joining the Society for a bargain price of £7.50. To join the Society, you can register in 2 ways:
(1) Offline, at the CSC, 2nd Floor, UCL Bloomsbury Building
(2) Online, at http://uclu.org/shop/ (Log in using UCL ID details)