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[align=center:8629e31513]The University of London Sikh Alumni Association


The University of London Sikh Alumni Association cordially invites you to its annual dinner on

Friday the 8th of July 2005


The Grafton Hotel, London

The program for the evening will start with a Cultural Performance

Our guest speaker will be

Lord Salisbury

This event is being held in conjunction with the Oxford & Cambridge Sikh Alumni Association (OCSAA), and is open to Oxford, Cambridge and London Alumni and their guests.

The ticket price for the event is £30 per head.

Please confirm your attendance by sending a cheque, payable to "OCSAA" to

Daljit Sidhu, 4 Cranmore Avenue, Osterley,Middx, TW7 4QW.

Note: Please include your name and that of any guest(s) on the back of your cheque. Cheques need to be received by the 1st of July 2005.

The reception is at 7pm and tickets and directions will be mailed out closer to the event for which the dress code is lounge suits or traditional.

We look forward to an enjoyable and informative event.[/align:8629e31513]

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Notes on the main speaker:

Lord Salisbury is a member of the Cecil family, one of the oldest and most powerful oligarchical families in Britain. His father was a British colonial secretary in World War II, as well as serving as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords. His great-grandfather was the British prime minister and foreign minister at the turn of the 19th century; and helped lay the basis for World War I.

The current Lord Salisbury was born in 1946 and was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford. He spent several years in banking in California and London before being elected Member of Parliament in 1979. He was a Member of Parliament until 1987, when he did not stand for re-election. During these eight years he was particularly interested in foreign affairs, constitutional affairs and Northern Ireland.

In 1992 he was summoned to the Upper House and became a Life Peer in November 1999. During his career in politics Lord Salisbury has served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.

Lord Salisbury is an active Patron of Politeia, a forum for social and economic thinking which is gaining increasing importance and influence on the political scene. In a private capacity he is involved with a number of charitable and community enterprises. In addition, he is President of the St. Albans Cathedral Campaign, and Chairman of the Council of the Royal Veterinary College. He is President of the Prayer Book Society, Deputy Honorary Colonel of the Rifle Volunteers, and a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Dorset. He is Chancellor-elect of the University of Hertfordshire and is due to take up this office in the autumn of 2005.

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