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St Mary's Marks First Peter Postlethwaite Memorial Lecture with World Renowned Academic

Peter Postlethwaite receiving an Honorary Fellowship from St Mary's in 1998.

Image: Peter Postlethwaite receiving an Honorary Fellowship from St Mary's in 1998.

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A lecture to commemorate late actor and St Mary’s University, Twickenham alumnus Peter Postlethwaite will take place at Lambeth Palace next month.

The inaugural Peter Postlethwaite Lecture, which will be chaired by Vice-Chancellor of St Mary’s Francis Campbell, will feature a talk from Pro Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University, Belfast Prof Richard English on Understanding Terrorism in the 21st Century.

Peter, who trained as a teacher at St Mary’s and graduated in 1968, went on to play leading acting roles in a number of TV shows and films including In the Name of the Father, Dragonheart and Brassed Off.

Prof English, a fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Irish Academy, was previously Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at St Andrew’s University.

The event takes place on Thursday 1 March and forms part of the activity of St Mary’s brand new Centre for Social Innovation and Global Public Service.

Director for the Centre Prof Francis Davis said, “We are delighted that members of Peter’s family and those who studied with him will be joining us as well as a number of guests from further afield for such a milestone event.

“Peter received an honorary fellowship from St Mary’s in 1998 and is one of the most famous alumni of our university so this event will be a true celebration of his life.”

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