CENDEP programme patronage

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox at Oxford Brookes University

Annie Lennox at Gipsy Lane Campus

Annie Lennox became patron of the MA programme in 2005.

Annie's first appearance at Oxford Brookes was at the Fourth Annual Human Rights Film Festival where she presented the screening of the South African Oscar winning film "Yesterday", about a young woman struggling to raise a daughter while infected by HIV.

Annie is currently an Ambassador for Nelson Mandela's campaign to raise global awareness about HIV/AIDS, and has been closely involved with the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. During the past year, Annie has been a prominent activist for the "Make Poverty History" campaign and performed at last summer's Live8 concert.

Annie Lennox is one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed British recording artists of the past twenty-five years - first as half of the Eurythmics and subsequently as a solo artist. Her third solo album (2003) went to number four in the US Billboard Charts and has sold two million copies world-wide.

She has won several Grammy and BRIT Awards, and the Eurythmics were given a special BRIT Award in 1999 for their Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2004, Annie won an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award for the song she wrote for the last film of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

She has been a long-time supporter of human rights and social justice campaigns, including the work of Amnesty International.

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