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Gender Equality: 100 Years on from the Representation of the People Act, where are we today?

  • 15 November 2018
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Room J.1.04, Edward Herbert Building

About this event

Equality Action's Public Lecture in partnership with the School of Social Sciences, Loughborough University.

Guest Speaker: Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, Shadow Attorney General

'Gender Equality: 100 Years on from the Representation of the People Act, where are we today?' - A speech and Q&A with Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, Shadow Attorney General, with introductory comments from Stuart Brady, Labour Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Loughborough.

Shami Chakrabarti is the Shadow Attorney General and a member of the House of Lords.

Called to the Bar in 1994, she worked as a lawyer in the Home Office from 1996-2001 for Governments of both persuasions. She is honorary Professor of Law at the University of Manchester, Honorary Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford and a Master of the Bench of Middle Temple. She was previously Chancellor of both Oxford Brookes University and the University of Essex.

Baroness Chakrabarti was the Director of Liberty, the National Council for Civil Liberties, from 2003-2016, and was also a member of the panel of the Leveson Inquiry, the 2011 UK phone hacking judicial inquiry.

Shami’s first book, On Liberty, is published by Penguin. Her second, Of Women, was published on 26 October 2017.

Contact and booking details

Name
Sadie Gration
Email address
s.gration@lboro.ac.uk
Cost
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