11th Oct. 2011, lunch talk:

“The evolution of devolution in the UK - useful insights for regionalisation elsewhere in Europe”

The Presidents and Committees of the Oxford & Cambridge Societies of Belgium invite you to a Discussion Lunch to be held at and in association with the Fondation Universitaire Stichting, at which Rhodri Morgan, former First Minister of Wales will address us on the topic “The evolution of devolution in the UK - useful insights for regionalisation elsewhere in Europe”.  After his speech there will be the opportunity for debate.

Hywel Rhodri Morgan read PPE at St John’s College Oxford. From 1980 to 1987 he headed the European Commission's office in Cardiff.  He was elected to the House of Commons from 1987 to 2001, covering such diverse issues such as Energy and Welsh Affairs and chairing the House of Commons Select Committee on Public Administration.  Throughout this time he was a committed supporter of Welsh devolution; he was elected to the Welsh Assembly upon its formation in 1999. He was leader of the Welsh Assembly Government from 2000 to 2009, first as First Secretary for Wales, and subsequently First Minister before retiring.

This lunch will be held on Tuesday October 11th from 12.15 in the premises of the Fondation Universitaire Stichting, rue d'Egmont 11, 1000 Bruxelles and will cost €30 per head.   A two-course menu is proposed; Magret de Canard sauvage aux légumes de saison followed by Misérable de la maison, with wine, water, coffee or tea and mignandises.

Please register with Mrs Hilde Garmyn of the Fondation Universitaire Stichting before October 3rd by email at  FU.US@universityfoundation.be  giving your name, that of any guest, a contact telephone number and e-mail and confirm your place by transferring the appropriate payment to one of their bank accounts,  BIC BPOTBEB1 / IBAN BE84 0000 1039 4659 or BIC GEBABEBB / IBAN BE21  2100 7148 4103 in the name of Club van de Universitaire Stichting, mentioning the date of the event and that you are a member of the Cambridge University Society.