Alastair Neil Robertson NIVEN

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1944-02-25
Education Dulwich Coll, Univ of Cambridge (MA), Univ of Ghana (MA), Univ of Leeds (PhD)
Publications N/A
Recreations theatre, travel, dog walking
Clubs Royal Cwlth Soc, Athenaeum
Style Dr Alastair Niven, LVO, OBE
Career lectr: Univ of Ghana 1968-69, Univ of Leeds 1969-70, Univ of Stirling 1970-78; dir gen Africa Centre London 1978-84, Chapman fell Inst of Cwlth Studies Univ of London 1984-85, special asst to Sec Gen Assoc of Cwlth Univs 1985-87, dir of literature Arts Cncl of GB 1987-97 (Arts Cncl of England since 1994), dir of literature Br Cncl 1997-2001, princ King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Fndn of St Catharine's Cumberland Lodge Windsor 2001-; chm: Public Schs Debating Assoc England and Wales 1961-62, Literature Panel Gtr London Arts Assoc 1981-84, UK Cncl for Overseas Student Affrs 1987-92, Southern Africa Book Devpt Educnl Tst 1997-2003; pres English PEN 2003-07; judge of the Booker Prize 1994, chm of jury Stakis Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year 1998, chm of jury English Speaking Union Marsh Prize for Biography 1999-2011
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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