Yunus Encourages Oxford Youth to imagine a new world and make it happen

2nd May, 2016

Yunus Encourages Oxford Youth to imagine a new world and make it happen

Yunus Centre Press Release, 02 May, 2016

Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus delivered the prestigious ‘Lady Margaret Hall Deneke Lecture" On 29 February on the topic of Redesigning Economics to Redesign the World’
 
Lady Margaret Hall (LMH) was founded in 1878 when Oxford University was not open for women. LMH made it possible for the first time for women to study at Oxford. Hundred years later,  the College began to admit male students as well. LMH is named in honour of Lady Margaret Beaufort, founder of the Tudor dynasty and renowned patron of scholarship and learning.  

The first Deneke lecture, instituted by LMH was delivered by Albert Einstein. Lady Margaret Hall continues the tradition to invite the world-renowned thinkers for the lecture is still on. People from around the world including US and continental Europe travel to join the lectures.

In his lecture, Professor Yunus talked about the power of imagination. He encouraged the youth defy all restrictive rules in their imagination. Once they create a new world in their imagination, they should dedicate their lives in making it happen. They are privileged youth of the world by being born in recent years and then have the opportunity to study in one of top universities of the world. This privilege will be worth it if they can take the lead in creating a world we all looking for.

He addressed a packed audience on his belief that social business
could tackle some of the fundamental and most intractable problems
of the current economic system.

Principal of the LMG, Alan Rusbridger, the former editor of The Guardian, honoured him by inviting him to the ceremonial dinner of the Hall attended by all students of the hall.

During the same visit, Professor Yunus has delivered the 150th Anniversary lecture of the Oxford Guild, the oldest student society in Oxford. Professor Yunus inspired the young students at Oxford with his vision of building a better and equitable world during his lecture, which each individual can play a part in creating.



Caption 2: Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is seen with the participants of the "Lady Margaret Hall Deneke Lecture", Oxford University, UK.



Caption 3: Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at the ceremonial dinner of the Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, UK, hosted by its Principal Alan Rusbridger



Caption 4: Audience at the 150th Anniversary lecture of the Oxford Guild, the oldest student society in Oxford University, UK.

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