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16 Nov 2018

Baroness Shami Chakrabarti delivers gender equality public lecture

Honorary Graduate, Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, returned to Loughborough on 15 November to deliver a public lecture to students, staff and members of the public. 

“Gender Equality: 100 Years on from the Representation of the People Act, where are we today?” focused on gender equality through the lenses of historical, economic and global perspectives in front of around 250 people in the University’s Edward Herbert Building.

Organised in partnership with Equality Action, a Loughborough-based charity that promotes equality and diversity through inclusion, the Shadow Attorney General was joined by Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary candidate for Loughborough, Stuart Brady.

Shami was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University in 2005. Originally trained as a lawyer, she worked in the Home Office from 1996-2001 and as Director of Liberty from 2003-2016. During this period, she was a prominent member of the Leveson Inquiry panel in 2011.

Previously the Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University and the University of Essex, Shami has also been named an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Manchester.

 

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