|"Ms Suu Kyi accepted an honorary degree from Oxford University last Wednesday before addressing members of both houses of Parliament on Thursday. |
The visit was instigated by Lord Faulkner of Worcester, who knew Ms Suu Kyi when they both studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford from 1964 to 1967.
Ms Suu Kyi, who spent nearly 20 years under house arrest in Burma, was awarded the honorary degree in 1991 but was unable to collect it until now for fear she would not be allowed to return home.
Lord Faulkner, a member of the British Burmese all party parliamentary group, first mentioned the outstanding degree during a chance conversation with the university’s vice-chancellor."
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