Baroness Doreen Lawrence to give 2021 Alice Bacon Lecture

Anti-racism campaigner Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE is to give the latest public lecture in a University of Leeds series honouring Yorkshire’s first female MP and celebrating strong women.

Baroness Lawrence said: "It is an honour to take part in the annual Alice Bacon Lecture, following in the footsteps of the women that have gone before me.  I look forward to engaging with the attendees on the day and discussing important issues and experiences for women."  

Baroness Lawrence will discuss women in the public eye and her personal journey.

The annual lectures are named in honour of the achievements of Yorkshire’s first woman MP, Alice Bacon, who was elected to Parliament in the post-war Labour landslide.

The inaugural lecture was given in 2018 by Harriet Harman, the House of Commons’ longest continuously serving female MP. Baroness Hale of Richmond, who was the first female President of the Supreme Court and the country’s most senior judge until her retirement from the role last year, delivered the next lecture in 2019.

Book your tickets for the 2021 free public lecture, which starts at 7pm on Thursday 24 June.

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