The Angevin Talks at Queens', hosted by Anna El-Erian

We are delighted to announce the launch of The Angevin Talks at Queens’ hosted by Anna El-Erian. The Angevin Talks, beginning mid-February 2021, will host a diverse range of eminent speakers, appearing in an informal setting. All members of the Queens’ community will be invited to join the talks.

Keep an eye on this webpage and follow the Queens’ MCR social media (Instagram and Facebook) for all the latest updates and announcements.

Behind the Logo

James Smith and Sneha Baptista, two current MCR members completing their MSt Architecture, kindly designed the logo for the Angevin Talks. Here is what they each said about the thought process behind and significance of the logo’s design.

“With the aim to create something quintessential to Queens’ College, we took inspiration from the President’s Lodge - the setting for the Angevin Talks. The result is a culturally rich and adaptable logo embodying the architectural language of the lodge with its unique and historic facade and cloisters that have welcomed many great speakers to the University. The logo provides a strong identity for the speaker series hosted by Anna El-Erian.” - Sneha Baptista

"We worked together to create a logo that encompassed the unique architecture of Queens’ College’s President’s Lodge, as the only extant half-timbered building in any Cambridge College. Conveying the beauty at the heart of Queens’ that has become the forum to host this series of exciting and insightful talks.”- James Smith


Dr Dambisa Moyo (17.02.21):

Our inaugral talk took place on the 17th February 2021 with Dr Dambisa Moyo. Dr. Moyo is a pre-eminent thinker, who influences key decision-makers in strategic investment and public policy. She is a top-tier opinion former and trusted advisor on Macroeconomics, Geopolitics and Technology themes. Dr Moyo is a co-principal of Versaca Investment, a family office focussed on growth investing globally. She serves on a number of global corporate boards including: 3M Corporation, Chevron and Conde Nast. Dr Moyo worked at the World Bank and Goldman Sachs for nearly a decade. She is the author of four New York Times bestselling books, most recently, “Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth – and How to Fix It,”(2018).Dr. Moyo's newest book, "How Boards Work - And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World" is scheduled to be published in Spring of 2021. Watch a recording of the talk here on our youtube channel.