Lord Patten, the Chancellor of Oxford University has welcomed Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's return to the city, and said that she always had "special ties" with Oxford.
Lord Patten said that Ms Suu Kyi was a "great symbol of freedom and courage" and was 'thrilled' to see her return.
Foreign Secretary William Hague led MPs today in wishing happy birthday to Burmese Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as she began her first visit to the UK in 24 years.
Mr Hague said politicians on all sides wished her well: "I think the whole country will wish well to Aung San Suu Kyi and we'll be delighted to see her this week.
"It is vital for all of us who believe in freedom and democracy across the world to work with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi over the coming months and years."
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in her former home town of Oxford, where she was greeted by hundreds of supporters. The Oxford University graduate lived in the city in the early 1980s with her late husband, Michael Aris and their sons Alexander and Kim.
Tomorrow, Ms Suu Kyi will be presented with an honorary degree by Oxford University and is due to address the Union.
Students and staff from the London School of Economics sang Happy Birthday to Aung San Suu Kyi when she came to visit the university today.
After Ms Suu Kyi participated in a panel discussion on the rule of law, she was presented with a framed photograph of her father and an LSE baseball cap to mark her 67th birthday.
Aung San Suu Kyi met World Service radio DJ Dave Lee Travis, a voice she had she listened to regularly during her many years of house arrest in Burma.
Travis, or 'the Hairy Cornflake' as he is known, said he was delighted to meet her and thanked for her "kind comments" on his request show, A Jolly Good Radio Show.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was greeted with a standing ovation by staff and students of the London School of Economics.
Ms Suu Kyi, who celebrates her 67th birthday today, is speaking an event examining the rule of law, and how international law can be applied across the world.
Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to meet DJ Dave Lee Travis during her four-day visit to Britain.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner said his request show on the World Service was a "lifeline" when she was imprisoned. Ms Suu Kyi, who celebrates her 67th birthday today, told the Radio Times:
"I would listen to that quite happily because the listeners would write in and I had a chance to hear other people's words. It made my world much more complete."
Travis said he was would love to meet Ms Suu Kyi:
"This is a woman that is one of the most important people in the world now. It's a very special thing and it would be delightful to meet her"
-Addresses the London School of Economics. It's also her 67th Birthday and the audience will sing 'Happy Birthday'.
-Travels to Oxford University where she studied. It is also where she met her future husband, academic Michael Aris. He died of cancer while she was under house arrest.
-Receives honorary degree at Oxford University and addresses students.
-Meets the Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary and Development Secretary. She will also meeting the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
-Address to MPs at the Palace of Westminster.