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Gibraltar Lecture: A Passion for Human Rights

Helena Kennedy Interviewed by Nick Higham

Saturday, 17 March 2018

10:00am

1 hour

Worcester College: Lecture Theatre

£8 - £13.50

Barrister and television presenter Baroness Helena Kennedy talks about her life and her passion for human rights.

Kennedy is one of Britain’s best-known lawyers and has dedicated her professional life to giving a voice to those who have least power and to championing civil liberties. Her writing has ranged across issues such as medical negligence, terrorism and the rights of children. Kennedy’s broadcast work has included the BBC’s Heart of the Matter and After Dark.

Kennedy has been a Labour peer in the House of Lords since 1997 and has held many distinguished positions including Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, chair of the British Council and chair of the Human Genetics Commission. She is currently chair of JUSTICE, the human rights organisation, and principal of Mansfield College, Oxford.

The Gibraltar Lecture is given at the invitation of HM Government of Gibraltar. Previous speakers were Ben Okri (2014), Professor Frank Close (2015), Boyd Tonkin (2016) and Laurence Rees (2017).

Kennedy will be introduced by The Hon Gilbert Licudi QC, MP, Minister for Tourism, Employment, Commercial Aviation and the Port, Government of Gibraltar.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer