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Noon Trustees special guests at Cambridge University gathering

Two of our Trustees were welcomed as special guests at the recent welcome gathering for
all international scholars at Cambridge University, held at the Twelvetrees Hotel, hosted
by the new vice-chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope. Dr Paul Flather, the Chair of the Vicky Noon trust and Professor Haroon Ahmed, were two special guests praised in the opening speeches for the contribution the trust made as one of the many partner bodies that works with the hugely successful Cambridge Commonwealth Trust (CCT). The VNEF is poised to renew its 25-year partnership with Cambridge in the coming months to continue to support able and successful graduates coming from Pakistan to study at the leading university. Pictured are left to right Professor Ahmed, Professor Toope, Dr Flather and Helen Pennant, the director of the CCT.

Professor Ahmed, Professor Toope, Dr Flather and Helen Pennant

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Warm welcome to our newest trustee

We welcome Ameena Sayid OBE as the newest member of our Board of Trustees. She is managing Director of Oxford University Press Pakistan, with additional responsibilities for the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa. She is the first woman in Pakistan to be President of the Overseas Investors’ Chamber of Commerce Industry (OICCI) in its 150 year history, and to become head of a multinational company. In 2005, she was awarded the OBE by the Queen, and in 2013, the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the Government of France. She is the founder and director of the Karachi and Islamabad Literature Festivals.

Our complete Board of Trustees can be found here.

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Dr Flather on Sir Ganga Ram

Dr Paul Flather spoke about his great grandfather Sir Ganga Ram. Please see the entire speech here.

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KLF London presents Alchemy Festival at Southbank Centre (Saturday 20th of May 2017)

Saturday the 20th of May 2017 the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) London will be held in partnership with Bloomsbury Pakistan at Southbank Centre, as part of Alchemy festival. Speakers will include Mohammed Hanif, Maleeha Lodhi, Sherry Rehman, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and many many other. For the full programme please see here.

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R.I.P. Rafi Raza

The Trustees regret to announce the passing of Rafi Raza, whose wife, Rosemary, has been a trustee of the Foundation for a decade. Rafi Raza is a practicing barrister. (more…)

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