Nobel Prize Winner Malala, 22, takes a break from classes at Oxford University to meet climate activist Greta Thunberg, 17
International - News - February 25, 2020

Nobel Prize Winner Malala, 22, takes a break from classes at Oxford University to meet climate activist Greta Thunberg, 17

LONDON: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has taken a break from her classes to meet with teenage activist Greta Thunberg.

The young women, who campaign on global issues climate change and women’s education, smiled in a snap taken of them sat on a bench at the University of Oxford.

Malala, is a student at the University of Oxford. The 22-year-old posted a photo on Instagram of herself and Thunberg sitting on a bench with their arms around each other, with a caption “Thank you, @gretathunberg” and a heart emoji.

Thunberg, 17, is in the United Kingdom to join a school strike in Bristol on Friday.

Both women shot to worldwide fame after standing up for major global issues: climate change and women’s education.

Greta also posted a picture of her meeting at Oxford on Tuesday, calling Malala 'a role model'
Greta also posted a picture of her meeting at Oxford on Tuesday, calling Malala ‘a role model’

In 2014, Malala became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy of education. She became a global symbol of the resilience of women in the face of oppression.

Thunberg was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 and 2020.

The pair met to discuss their activism at Lady Margaret Hall, Malala’s Oxford college. Thunberg also talked to some of the students about climate change and protest.

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The college’s master, Alan Rusbridger, posted a photo of Thunberg on his own Instagram and Twitter, saying that he was honored to host Thunberg and grateful that she found time to talk to the students.

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