Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford
Lord Patten of Barnes, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, formally opened the MBI Al Jaber Building, the College's new auditorium, at a special ceremony on 23 October. During the ceremony the College President, Sir Tim Lankester, conferred Honorary Fellowships upon two significant benefactors to the project, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and Dr Haruhisa Handa. A special recital by noted tenor Ian Bostridge CBE (also an Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi) followed the formal proceedings. The event was attended by over 100 Fellows, benefactors, old members and students. After dinner in Hall, a short programme of music performed by the College Choir and talented student musicians was held in the Auditorium, marking the first concert held in the newly completed building.