Sir Terry Waite KCMG, CBE: Survival In Solitude
Thursday May 16th, 2pm
Pinder Hall, Lower Road, SL6 9HF
We live in an age when many people find it difficult to experience inner harmony.
Drawing on his experience of spending almost five years in strict solitary confinement with no companionship or any contact with the outside world Terry Waite will discuss how he was able to survive both mentally and physically.
Now a best-selling author and advocate for humanitarian causes, Sir Terry Waite experienced a life-altering event when he became the longest-held hostage in the history of the United Kingdom. As adviser to Archbishop of Canterbury, Waite embarked on a mission to Lebanon to secure the release of hostages, including journalist John McCarthy.
Building on this experience, he has since been actively engaged in humanitarian and charitable endeavours. He served as a former adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury, and is an Honorary Fellow at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, the Founder President of Hostage International, and the President of Emmaus UK, an organization addressing homelessness. Additionally, he is the Founder Patron for YCare International.
Recognizing his significant contributions, Sir Terry Waite was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in the 2023 King’s Birthday Honours.