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In the name of the people : Angola's forgotten massacre : Wed. 28 May, 5.30-7pm Wolfson College

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Press Seminar Wednesday 28 May, 5.30-7pm
Gatsby Room, Wolfson College, Barton Road, Cambridge CB3 9BB


Lara Pawson, freelance writer and former Press Fellow at Wolfson College (2006), will talk about
her recently published book: 'In the Name of the People'.

“On 27th May 1977, a faction of the MPLA, the ruling party of Angola, rose up against the leadership. Some called it an attempted coup, others said it was a demonstration that was
met with a brutal overreaction. In the weeks and months that followed, thousands of people were killed. These dreadful reprisals are little talked of in Angola today - and virtually
unknown outside the country...”

The Wolfson Press Fellowship programme enables established journalists to study in Cambridge for a period of ten weeks. While here, they enjoy full membership of the College and all relevant University facilities. Each Press Fellow investigates a subject of his or her own choice, which is agreed beforehand focusing on a number of broad themes such as the changing role of media in a networked world, improving the reporting of business, the environment, sustainable development, medicine, bio-science and technology and the role of free media in democratic governance.

The programme is open to mid-career journalists, from any medium and from any country. To date, we have had over 300 Press Fellows from 50 countries, many of whom have gone on to hold high editorial office.

Cost: free

Enquiries and booking


Enquiries: Michelle Searle Website Email: Telephone: 01223 335935