Second chances for ex-offenders through education

About Us


We promote social and prison reform

The Longford Trust was established in 2002 by friends, family and admirers of Lord Longford (1905-2001) to celebrate his achievements and to further the goals he pursued in the fields of social and prison reform.  It is a registered charity no 1092825

The Longford Trust organizes an annual Longford Lecture on questions of social and penal reform.  Past speakers have included President Mary McAleese of Ireland, Clive Stafford Smith, Sir Hugh Orde, Lady (Brenda) Hale, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Lord (Ian) Blair, Cherie Booth QC, Archbishops John Sentamu and Desmond Tutu, Will Self and Bianca Jagger.  It also awards an annual Longford Prize to an outstanding individual or organization working in the field of prison and social reform.  It funds Longford Scholarships for ex-prisoners who want to rebuild their lives through education.