"I brought forward the Equality Bill, now the Equality Act 2010, to ensure everyone has a fair chance in life." Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP
Crosland Memorial Lecture by the Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP
We’re very glad to say that Harriet Harman is giving a Crosland Lecture The Battle Against Inequality on Thursday 11 October. She will take ‘inequality’ in its broadest sense and include a historical perspective. The lecture will start at 7pm in the Arts Centre Theatre, Grimsby Institute, Nuns Corner, Grimsby DN34 5BQ. It’s a free public lecture. To register: https://croslandlecture2018.eventbrite.co.uk
I’m attaching a flyer with all the details.
Harriet Harman has served in government as Secretary of State for Social Security, Minister for Women, Solicitor General, Minister for Justice, Leader of the House of Commons and Secretary of State for Equalities. She was the elected Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 2007-2015, was appointed Deputy Prime Minister in 2010 –2015 and has twice served as Interim Leader of the Labour Party. She is Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights and in 2017 became the longest serving woman MP, having been first elected in 1982.
2018 marks Anthony Crosland’s centenary. He served as MP for Grimsby from 1959 till 1977, holding a number of ministerial posts in the Labour government including Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Secretary of State for Education and Science and Foreign Secretary. Following his death-in-office in 1977, free public lectures were set up in his name and have since been delivered by many notable speakers including James Callaghan, Will Hutton, David Blunkett, Neil Kinnock, Roy Hattersley and Margaret Hodge.