Michael Gove MP
- 16th November 2016Michael Gove: What is Really Criminal about our Justice System?
The 15th Longford Lecture was given on
Wednesday November 16th, 2016
- 17th November 2015Michael Palin: 'Collateral damage: The effects of prison sentences on offenders' families'
Michael Palin: Collateral damage: The effects of prison sentences on offenders families
The 14th Longford Lecture 2105 was given by the actor, writer and broadcaster Michael Palin (right). The lecture was chaired as always by the broadcaster, Jon Snow, and was preceded by the presenting of the annual Longford Prize by Michael Gove, Secretary of State.
A film of the Lecture can be viewed on our Vimeo platform. It is just under 1hr 30mins in length and features the Prize giving and the addresses by Longford Scholars.
There is now a PDF text transcript of the Lecture available to view and download.
Photographs of the Lecture, Prize-giving and reception are on the Frank Longford Charitable Trust facebook pages
- 27th November 2014Nils Öberg: 'Cracking the Code: how Sweden is closing prisons and reducing the prison population.'
by Nils Öberg, director of Sweden's prison service
Chaired by Jon Snow
Thursday, November 27, 2014
At 6.30pm in the Assembly Hall of Church House, Westminster
Click here to see photos of the event and reception on our Facebook pages.
Click here to view the video of the lecture, including introduction, prize giving and presentation of Longford Scholars.
- 21st November 2013Bianca Jagger: 'Ending Violence Against Women and Girls, and the Culture of Impunity: achieving the missing Millennium Development Goal target'
Chaired by Jon Snow
Church House, Westminster, London SW1
Thursday November 21, 2013
- 22nd November 2012Will Self: Mind-Bending Behind Bars: Drug Use in British Prisons
- 17th November 2011Jon Snow: 'Crime, Punishment and the Media'
Award-winning broadcaster, Jon Snow, took as his title "Crime, Punishment and The Media" when he delivered the tenth Longford Lecture at Church House, Westminster, on November 17, 2011, in an event chaired by the director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabati.
- 16th November 2010Martha Lane Fox: 'Views from a dot com dinosaur: why the digital disruption hasn't even started yet'
Martha Lane Fox, the government's Digital Inclusion Champion, delivered the ninth annual Longford Lecture on the e-revolution and social exclusion Church House, Westminster Tuesday November 16, 2010.....
- 2nd December 2009Sir Hugh Orde: 'War is easy. Peace is the difficult prize'
Sir Hugh Orde is the former Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and current President of the Association of Chief Police Officers.
- 12th November 2008'We Cannot Build Our Way Out of the Prisons' Crisis'
As a one-off, the trustees decided that the 2008 Longford Lecture should take the form of a debate, addressing widespread public concern about the state of the prison system and in particular government plans to build new large 'Titan' prisons. The title was 'We Cannot Build Our Way Out Of The Prisons' Crisis' and over 500 people gathered in Church House, Westminster, on Wednesday November 12 to take part in the debate. The event was introduced by Roger Alton, editor of the Independent, sponsors of the Longford Lecture, and it was chaired by the broadcaster, Jon Snow.
- 23rd November 2007President Mary McAleese: 'Changing History'
Mary McAleese, President of Ireland, gave the 2007 Longford Lecture.
- 3rd December 2006Clive Stafford Smith: 'They Just Don't Get It: British Politicians and the Lessons They Learn from America'
A dual passport holder, British-born Clive Stafford Smith has represented prisoners on America's Death Row and in Guantanamo Bay. He founded the charity Reprieve.
- 5th December 2005Brenda Hale: 'The Sinners and the Sinned Against, Women in the Criminal Justice System'
On the centenary of Lord Longford's birth, Brenda Hale (Baroness Hale of Richmond), Britain's first female Law Lord, delivered the following lecture at Church House, Westminster.
- 16th February 2004Archbishop Desmond Tutu: 'The Truth and Reconciliation Process - Restorative Justice'
On February 16, 2004, at Church House, Westminster, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the South African Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, gave the Third Longford Lecture.
- 5th July 2003Bishop John Sentamu: 'Towards a Global Paradigm of Justice: Truth, Restoration and Reconciliation'
Bishop John Sentamu, the Uganda-born Anglican Bishop of Birmingham, gave the 2003 Longford Lecture. (In November 2005 he was installed as the Archbishop of York.)
- 11th July 2002Cherie Booth QC: 'The Law, the Victims and the Vulnerable'
Cherie Booth QC, the distinguished human rights lawyer, gave the inaugural Longford Lecture at Church House, Westminster.