2019 Fraser Oration - The Right Honourable the Lord Patten of Barnes CH
The Fraser Oration was established in 2017 by the University of Melbourne, in memory of Malcolm Fraser, the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia. The Fraser Oration provides an opportunity to explore matters of public and social interest in line with Malcolm Fraser’s vision for Australia, and more broadly his support for multiculturalism, universal democratic principles, human rights and free speech.
The 2019 Fraser Oration will be presented by the Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes CH who will speak on the topic of Political Leadership.
The Rt Hon Christopher Patten has had a long and distinguished career in public and political life, and was the last Governor of Hong Kong, overseeing the handover to China in 1997. He served as one of the United Kingdom’s representatives on the European Commission and was elected as Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 2003.