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Cunard has announced today that its stellar programme of speakers on board its ships will welcome Midge Ure and Mervyn King as new speakers in the coming months.

Musician and founder of Band Aid, Midge Ure will be giving two talks on his musical background: ‘Band Aid: Making a Difference and Implementing Change’ and ‘Building Emotions: A life in Music’.

Midge wrote the hit song ‘Do they know its Christmas’ with Bob Geldof for the first Band Aid meeting in 1984. As a musician, he has received an OBE for his charitable contributions to the industry.

He will appear on Queen Mary 2 for the first 10 days of the Arctic Circle Discovery sailing departing on 5 August.

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Mervyn King is the former governor of the Bank of England and he will be sharing his experience and knowledge on Queen Mary 2 from Southampton to New York on 20 August. More details on his talks are yet to be announced.

Cunard’s Marketing Director, Angus Struthers, said:

“We have been featuring pre-eminent and internationally respected figures as on-board speakers with Cunard for over 40 years. The inclusion of leading lights such as Midge Ure and Lord King really showcases the breadth and variety of our Insights speakers’ offering and we’re sure that our passengers will find their talks fascinating.”
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