Last evening Mansfield College hosted the Annual Hands Lecture in Oxford, where Bob Geldof KBE was recognised for his commitment to international development and awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Mansfield College.  His Honorary Fellowship has been given in recognition of his steadfast commitment to international development and human rights.
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Principal of Mansfield College presided over proceedings at the Sheldonian Theatre with Bob Geldof, who gave a speech entitled: Time of Change? 
“Mansfield College is honouring Bob Geldof for his humanitarian work in Africa, his incredible advocacy and fundraising for the dispossessed, his contribution to the African Commission and his commitment to human rights He has used his personal success to advance the cause of the poor and those ravaged with disease. His inspiration for Oxford students is clear – with success comes the responsibility to give something back.” – Baroness Helena Kennedy QC