Ken Loach (SPC 1957) at St Peter's

Ken Loach (SPC 1957) at St Peter's

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Two-time Palme d'Or winner and internationally-renowned film director, Ken Loach (1957, Jurisprudence), visited St Peter's yesterday for a special screening of his BAFTA award-winning film, I, Daniel Blake.

Ken, who was invited to college by the JCR President, Imogen Learmonth, not only introduced the film before the screening, but also took part in a Q&A session afterwards.

The film, which won the Palme d'Or at last year's Cannes Film Festival, documents the life of a man who is unable to continue with his work following a heart attack.

Ken's past films include Cathy Come Home (1966), Kes (1969) and The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006), which was also awarded the Palme d'Or. He received a BAFTA Fellowship – the highest honour BAFTA can bestow – in 2006.

An Honorary Fellow of St Peter's, it was while at the college as a student that Ken discovered his passion for the stage and screen, starring in numerous perfomances by the St Peter's troupe, The Fantastiks, and the OUDS, of which he served as President.

Pictures and more to follow soon.