Sir Brian Unwin:

“Terrible Exile: Napoleon on St Helena”
























Dear Oxonian,


The President and Committee are pleased to be able to invite you to the first Speaker evening of the year, on Wednesday 19th February 2014, when Sir Brian Unwin will talk to us about his book "Terrible Exile: Napoleon on St Helena". It will be held at our usual venue, the conference room of the Dominican Priory, Avenue de la Renaissance 40, 1000 Brussels (Merode area), we will start at 18.15 with drinks and will have the talk, followed by a discussion, from 18.45. After this we will have a dinner at the restaurant 'Le Pre aux Clercs" for those who wish to do so.


Attendance at the talk is free for members of the Oxford Society, Cambridge Society and Harvard Club and one guest each.

Non-Members, who are alumni of the universities and wish to attend, are requested to contribute 5 EURO towards the costs of the event (unless they become members prior to the event).

The dinner will probably cost about €40, details will follow later.


Brian Unwin studied at Oxford and Yale, and is an Honorary Fellow of New College. After a career in the civil service in Whitehall he became President of the European Investment Bank. He has a longstanding interest in the Napoleonic period, and carried out some of the research for this book on St Helena. He is about to publish his latest book, "A Tale in Two Cities: Fanny Burney and Adèle, Comtesse de Boigne".


Please fill out the form below if you intend to participate:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14iDaNxp5zXr3vb91mg48NRWd8Ry-mNk0chfhiuf3PT4/viewform


Kind regards,

Carol de Lusignan