Winchester Visiting Lecturerships

One to be known as the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecturership, and a second honouring her brother, to be known as the Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lecturership. Ms. Pavry was born in 1902, brought up in Bombay, and was a daughter of a Parsi Head Priest, the Most Rev. Khurshedji Pavry. She took an MA at Columbia University in New York, and in 1930, she published a book titled Heroines of Ancient Iran. In 1952, she became the third wife of Henry William Montague Paulet, the 16th Marquess of Winchester, then in his 90th year. The Marchioness returned to India in 1985 and lived out the rest of her life there, dying in 1995.


The Winchester and Pavry lecturerships are in fields close to Bapsy Pavry’s concerns: History, International Relations, Law, Philosophy, Religions of the World, and Theology and Religion. Each of these subjects rotate to host a public lecture every three years. Medical Sciences and MPLS are also represented on the Board of Management and included on the subject rotation. Lectures can also comprise a series of seminars, webinars or conference format, depending on the subject and speaker arrangements. Lecturerships can be conferred on individuals who are invited to visit the University in another capacity, so as to enhance the invitation.


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