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71. Richard Corbett (LGB 1973)

Posted By Alumni Office, jeudi, 20 novembre 2014
Richard Corbett1. How long did you spend at Ecolint?
Ten years.

2. How did you come to attend Ecolint in the first place?
My father worked for the WHO.

3. Which teacher had the biggest impact on you and how?
Several, so it would be wrong to single out just one.

4. What was your favourite spot on campus and why?
Senior lawn.

5. What was your favourite place in the wider region, and why?
The lake.

6. Describe your life today, where you live and what you do.

I'm a Member of the European Parliament, representing Yorkshire (UK) for the Labour party, working to make a success of the European Union in the world's only internationally elected parliament.

7. What should be Ecolint's top priority as it approaches its 100th anniversary?
Keep educating in a spirit of internationalism.

8. What "words of wisdom" would you pass on to today's Ecolint students?
Learn to think outside the box of national perceptions and received cultural assumptions.

9. What has been the biggest impact of your Ecolint education on your life?
International awareness, inter-cultural learning, appreciation of the fact that national sovereignty with no international legal order can be a threat to all of us.



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