Cohen Quad welcomes film director for inaugural FitzHugh Auditorium lecture

As the formal opening of Cohen Quad draws closer, the whole College community is eagerly taking advantage of the wonderful facilities which the new site offers. This week, we were delighted to host our first lecture in the FitzHugh Auditorium – one of the Rector’s Seminars that was offered in partnership with the Fulbright Scholarship programme (Rector Trainor was formerly a Fulbright Commissioner for several years).

The speaker on Tuesday evening was the award-winning film director Susanna White, known for acclaimed TV series such as Jane EyreParade’s End, and Bleak House, as well as feature films such as Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang and an adaptation of John Le Carré’s Our Kind of Traitor. She spoke about the paucity of female film directors under the title “A Screen of One’s Own”.

20170306 First Lecture

As you can see from the image above, the lecture was well attended. Our guests praised both the splendour of the space and the acoustics. After the event, Susanna White wrote a warm letter of appreciation to the Rector expressing her own delight speaking in such a stunning environment.

We look forward to many more events hosted in the FitzHugh Auditorium, from lectures and seminars to concerts and dramatic performances, including those organised by our own students.

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