Founder's Day 2019 with President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia - CANCELLED

Founder's Day 2019 with President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia - CANCELLED

Please note this event has been cancelled. Please contact 01244 532350 or with any queries.

The Evolution of Democracy and Global Risks in the 21st Century


It was Gladstone who wrote ‘to serve Armenia is to serve civilisation’ and this was due to a passionate belief in human rights and a sense of solidarity with Christian martyrs. It was during Gladstone’s campaign of support for Armenia that the phrase ‘crimes against humanity’ was first coined.

Following a distinguished career as a physicist in Yerevan and Cambridge, Professor Sarkissian worked with Harvard’s Kennedy School of Governance and the Global Leadership Foundation promoting democratic institutions, open markets, human rights and the rule of law. He served as Prime Minister of Armenia in the 1990s, the country’s Ambassador to London from 1998, and was elected President of Armenia in 2018. He visited Gladstone’s Library in 2017 and acknowledged Armenia’s debt to Gladstone as well as his own admiration for Gladstone as a person of faith, an exemplar of human rights, and as someone who strove to evolve modern democracy.

Tickets are priced at £20, which includes Strawberry Tea.

Please note that tickets for this event are e-tickets. Book online and have your tickets emailed directly to you – then save the environment by bringing along your e-ticket on your phone or tablet and have it scanned as you enter the event. If you would prefer to print your ticket, black and white is fine.

A print and collect service is available to those without access to email facilities for a small charge to cover our admin costs. Call 01244 532350 or email for more information. Printed tickets will be available to collect from Reception before the event.