New College Society BAME Dinner
The New College Society warmly invites you, and a guest, to attend a reception and dinner at New College on Saturday 5 February 2022.
The evening will begin at 6.30pm with a drinks reception, followed by dinner at 7.15pm, both in the Founder’s Library.
We are delighted to confirm that New College Old Member, Ms Roopa Farooki (1992 PPE) will be our guest speaker.
Attire is lounge suits or equivalent.
The cost of the dinner is £60.00 per person. You can book your place securely via our University of Oxford Online Store link here.
Please RSVP by Friday 28 January 2022 to confirm your place.
Covid-19: for all of our events we will of course be mindful of any Government guidance or restrictions and come back to you if circumstance change; we would also ask those planning to come to events to take a lateral flow test before arrival.
About the speaker:
Dr Roopa Farooki (MRCP MBBS MA Oxon BA Hons) read PPE at New College, and is an NHS Junior Doctor, an author and a lecturer at the University of Oxford on the Masters in Creative Writing. She has written six literary novels with Pan Macmillan and Headline, and a series for children with Oxford University Press, the Double Detectives Medical Mystery Series, with titles "The Cure for a Crime" and "Diagnosis Danger". She has won the John C Laurence Prize from the Author's Foundation for work that increases understanding between cultures, she is the recipient of an Arts Council Prize, and been listed three times for the Women's Prize for Fiction. She is also the ambassador for the counselling charity, Relate, and on the editorial board of Writer's Mosaic, the BAME initiative from the Royal Literary Fund. In 2020 she was awarded the Junior Doctor Leadership Prize for her work during the Covid pandemic from her NHS Trust, and won the Merit Certificate in the category of Clinical Excellence from her NHS Deanery for both 2020 and 2021. She also received the Award for Outstanding Contribution from her NHS Deanery. Her next book is coming out with Bloomsbury in Jan 2022, "Everything is True, a junior doctor's story of life, death and grief in a time of pandemic". @RoopaFarooki