Lord Patten of Barnes reflects on his high-profile career and shares his political insights in the latest Alumni Voices podcast. He reflects on reading Modern History and playing cricket as an undergraduate at Balliol, to his position today as the Chancellor of Oxford. 


From reading Modern History as an undergraduate to his role today as the Chancellor of the University, Lord Patten reflects on his numerous connections with Oxford. He describes how his studies and the tutorial system prepared him for politics by fostering independent thought, and looks back fondly on his days playing cricket as a student, and to hearing the Rolling Stones perform at a College ball.

Lord Patten shares his political insights gained from high office in this podcast, including his role as the last Governor of Hong Kong. He emphasises his interest in politics and identity – a subject he will address in a keynote lecture at the Alumni Weekend in September.