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Talk on the crisis in Ukraine by Rear Admiral Chris Parry OP

Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE PhD OP
Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE PhD OP

On Friday 4th March 2022, Chris Parry (OP 1971) gave a truly excellent and timely talk to current and former pupils on the unfolding crisis in Ukraine. It was well-informed and sobering, and follows his recent appearance on Newsnight to discuss the same topic.

We are very pleased to be able to share the recording here.

After reading Modern History at Jesus College Oxford, Chris Parry spent thirty-six years in the Royal Navy as an aviator and warfare officer. He commanded the destroyer HMS Gloucester, the Amphibious Assault Ship HMS Fearless, the UK's Amphibious Task Group and the Maritime Warfare Centre. He also had five joint appointments with responsibility for operational and developmental issues relating to all three services.

Today he runs his own strategic forecasting company, advising governments, leading commercial companies and banks about strategic issues, high-level leadership and systemic risk. 

A regular broadcaster and commentator in UK national newspapers and magazines, he is an active author, whose publications include the best-selling Down South - a Falklands War Diary, published in February 2012 and Sea Power in the 21st Century, published in May 2014.


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