(Arthur) George Weidenfeld WEIDENFELD

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1919-09-13
Education Piaristen Gymnasium Vienna, Vienna Univ, Konsular Akademie
Publications N/A
Recreations opera, travel
Clubs Garrick
Style The Rt Hon Lord Weidenfeld, GBE
Career served WWII BBC Monitoring Serv 1939-42, news commentator with BBC 1942-45; fndr Contact Magazine and Books 1945, columnist News Chronicle 1945-46, fndr chm Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd 1948-; spent 1 year as political advsr and chief of cabinet to Chaim Weizmann (Pres of Israel 1948-52); hon chm Bd of Govrs Ben Gurion Univ of Negev Beer-Sheva 2004- (chm 1996-2004); govr: Univ of Tel Aviv, Weizmann Inst of Sci, Jerusalem Fndn, Diplomatic Coll Vienna 2000-; memb Bd: South Bank 1986-99, English Nat Opera 1988-98; tstee: Nat Portrait Gallery 1988-95, Herbert Quandt Stiftung (Bad Homburg) 1998-2008, Alfred Herrhausen Soc for Int Dialogue 2004; pres Inst for Strategic Dialogue 2006-; hon fell: St Peter's Coll Oxford, St Anne's Coll Oxford 1994; vice-chm Oxford Univ Devpt Campaign 1992-99; Hon Senator of Bonn Univ 1996; conslt: Bertelsmann Fndn (Ger) 1995-2009, Burda Medien (Munich) 1995-; conslt and columnist Axel Springer Verlag (Ger); Teddy Kollek Life Achievement Award 2009; Hon DLitt Univ of Exeter 2001, Hon DLitt Univ of Oxford 2010; Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur 1990; Knight Cdrs Cross (Badge and Star) of the Order of Merit of the Fed Republic of Germany, holder Golden Knight's Cross with Star of the Austrian Order of Merit, Charlemagne Medal for European Media Aachen Germany 2000, Austrian Cross of Merit First Class of Science and the Arts, Italian Grand Offr Order of Merit 2005, Order of Merit of the Federal Land Baden-Württemberg 2008
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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