HMD Lecture

HMD Lecture

Activity information

Activity type: Public activity

Organisation name: Oxford Interfaith Forum


United Kingdom

Oxford Interfaith Forum is delighted to invite you to a special event on Thursday, 27th January at 18:00 GMT when we mark the International Holocaust Memorial Day.

We are deeply honoured to welcome Dame Stephanie (Steve) Shirley CH as our Speaker.

Dame Stephanie, a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur in the IT-sector turned ardent philanthropist, will speak of her experience being separated from her parents in 1939 when she (then named Vera Buchthal) and her sister boarded Kindertransport from Vienna to London, and, in the aftermath of these events, of her inspiring ambition and fortitude, leading to an immensely fruitful and ground-breaking career.


Message of Welcome: Anastasia Fuentes, Fuller Theological Seminary.

Welcome Address: The Rt Revd Martin Gorick, Bishop of Dudley and Patron of Oxford Interfaith Forum.

Introduction of the Speaker: Professor Victoria Nash, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

Speaker: Dame Stephanie (Steve) Shirley CH

Q&A and Concluding Statements: Gulamabbas Lakha, Co-Founder of Oxford Interfaith Forum. .

Date: Thursday, 27th January, 2022

Time: 18:00-19:00 GMT

Venue: Online (to register interest, please click below)

Organiser Name

Thea Gomelauri