• Myles Wickstead

    Visiting Professor (International Relations)

    King’s College London

    Myles is a former civil servant and diplomat. He headed UK development programmes in East Africa; coordinated the 1997 Government White Paper ‘Eliminating World Poverty’; served on the Board of the World Bank and at the British Embassy in Washington; and from 2000-2004 was British Ambassador to Ethiopia,  Djibouti and the African Union.  He was in 2004/5 Head of Secretariat to the Commission for Africa.

    He is now Visiting Professor at King’s College London and Honorary Associate Professor at Exeter University. He is on the Boards of a number of NGOs and Foundations. He has degrees from the Universities of St Andrews and Oxford and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by Leeds Beckett, Ulster and the Open University. His book: Aid and Development: A Brief Introduction was published by OUP in 2015.  In the New Year’s Honours 2006 he was appointed CBE.


Championship: Dorset 2018

DEBATE: Universal Basic Income

Championship: Dorset 2018

DEBATE: Social egg freezing


Thursday 6 December:
Leeds NHS Digital Debating Competition at Thackray Medical Museum

Thursday 17 January:
Southampton Championship at Solent University in partnership with NATS

Wednesday 13 February:
Kent Championship at Mid-Kent College


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