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Thursday 20th May
7:30pm – 8:30pm



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Asia-Pacific Johnian virtual get-together

We are pleased to announce that we will host a virtual event for our alumni based in Asia-Pacific on Thursday 20 May 2021 at 7.30pm (UTC+8) via Zoom.

This virtual get-together will be a great opportunity to catch-up with the Johnian community in this region and to reconnect with the College.

The Master of St John’s College, Heather Hancock, will take this opportunity to award the Singapore Academic Award & the Hong Kong Scholarship. After the award ceremony, there will be a short academic talk from Dr Jodi Gardner, Lecturer in Private Law and Fellow of St John’s College. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and networking.

7.30pm (UTC+8): Event is live.
7.30–7.35pm (UTC+8): Welcome message from Dr Matthias Dörrzapf, Director of Scholarships & International Programmes of St John’s College.
7.35–7.45pm (UTC+8): Award ceremony of the Singapore Academic Award & the Hong Kong Scholarship – Heather Hancock, Master of St John’s College.
7.45–8.05pm (UTC+8): Talk ‘Moneylending and Low-Income Borrowers: Comparing Singapore and the UK’ from Dr Jodi Gardner, Lecturer in Private Law and Fellow of St John’s College.
8.05pm onwards (UTC+8): Q&A and networking.

Invited speaker:

Jodi Gardner (2017)

Dr Jodi Gardner is a Fixed-Term University Lecturer in Private Law and a Fellow of St John’s College. Prior to this position, Jodi was a lecturer at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford where she completed a D.Phil in Contract Law and Consumer Protection – supported by the Sir John Monash Foundation and the Association of Banking and Finance Lawyers. Her career started as a consumer advocate at the Centre for Credit and Consumer Law in Australia, before qualifying as a solicitor and working at Clayton Utz Solicitors in litigation and banking and finance, then Caxton Legal Centre as a community lawyer specialising in consumer protection. Dr Gardner has previously held Fellowships at the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (University of Birmingham) and the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Policy (Princeton University), Columbia Law School and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, and is currently a Senior Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for Banking & Finance Law, National University of Singapore.

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