NEWS: Shami Chakrabarti to chair 7th Annual Lecture on The Politics of Forgiveness, 11 October 2017

We are delighted to announce that Shadow Attorney General and member of the House of Lords, Shami Chakrabarti will be chairing our seventh Annual Lecture, and joining Richard Holloway to discuss The Politics of Forgiveness.

Called to the Bar in 1994, Shami Chakrabarti worked as a lawyer in the Home Office from 1996 to 2001. She served as Director of Liberty, the National Council for Civil Liberties, from 2003 to 2016. Currently, she is Chancellor of the University of Essex, Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Manchester as well as being an Honorary Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford.

Shami Chakrabarti will be in conversation with writer and broadcaster, Richard Holloway, to discuss the role of forgiveness at the institutional and political level. Whilst offering a wide ranging interpretation of the complexity of the human condition, Richard will argue that there has rarely been a time when forgiveness is more needed than today.

Richard Holloway is the author of thirty books, including On Forgiveness. He was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church until he stood down in 2000. A frequent broadcaster, he has presented a number of television series and regularly presents Sunday Morning with Richard Holloway for BBC Radio Scotland.

Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Date: Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Time: Doors open 18.30, lecture 19.00 – 21.00 with cash bar afterwards
Tickets: £20/ £12 concessions, purchase yours now from Eventbrite


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