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Twenty Chickens for a Saddle

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This talk is open to everyone. Wine reception from 5:30 to 6 pm before the talk.

Robyn Scott, a 2004 Gates Scholar who completed an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise, will be discussing her recently published memoir “Twenty Chickens for a Saddle”. The book is about her unconventional and exciting childhood in the wilds of Botswana, where her parents moved from New Zealand when she was six years old. In her talk, Scott will also be discussing her work on pharmaceutical access in developing countries.

Alexander McCall Smith, author of the acclaimed The Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency series, describes the memoir as: “Both a wonderful memoir of an exotic childhood and a striking portrait of one of the world’s most beguiling countries. A gem of a book.” It was published in the USA in March 2008 and will be published in the UK on May 6, 2008. The book has been honoured by selection as BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, and will be broadcast from May 12 to 16, 2008.

More information about Scott’s book can be found at

This talk is part of the Gates Distinguished Lecture Series series.

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