Shakira addresses Oxford University students

Tuesday December 8, 2009

Pop star Shakira trod in the footsteps of Winston Churchill and the Dalai Lama on Monday when she addressed the Oxford Student Union.

Wearing a pink dress, the Hips Don’t Lie singer told the 400 assembled students that it was a "privilege" to appear on the stage of the famous debating society.

“I’m mystified as to why you are here, as there won’t be any singing or any hip shaking whatsoever,” she joked.

The Colombian star spoke about her music career and charity work for half an hour, focusing on the role of universal education in promoting world peace.

"That is how I want the youth of 2060 to see us," said the 32-year-old Unicef goodwill ambassador.

"That in 2010, world education became more important than world domination."

Photo: © Rex

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