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Gladwyn Lecture 2018

The Annual Gladwyn Lecture 2018

The Windrush Generation & Lost Educational Opportunities: How can the Commonwealth learn from this?

Speaker: Rt Hon David Lammy MP

The many forms of disadvantage and discrimination faced by the Windrush Generation have been brought to the fore this year, particularly as a result of David Lammy’s powerful campaign. However, over the last 60 years these once-welcomed immigrants and their families have faced real challenges in achieving equity of access to education and at all levels of provision.

Venue: Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Room Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

Date: Thursday 13th December 2018 | Time: 18:00 – 20:00 | Chair: Sonny Leong CBE

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Many of these diffi culties are mirrored in the experiences of other migrants, refugees and internally displaced communities wherever they might be located, with millions involved in other Commonwealth countries. David Lammy will provide background and some powerful messages to stimulate discussion and consider ways forward on these crucially important topics; this very much based on his own deep involvement with identifying and seeking solutions to the challenges faced by immigrants in the UK and elsewhere.


David Lammy has been the Labour Member of Parliament for his home constituency of Tottenham since 2000. He has held Ministerial posts including Higher Education, Health and Culture and is a member of the Privy Council. David was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994, practised as a barrister in England and the United States and became the fi rst black Briton to study a Master degree in Law at Harvard Law School

In addition to the Windrush, he has been greatly involved in other campaigns, particularly for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, including on behalf of the Grenfell Tower survivors, improving access to leading universities and treatment in the criminal justice system.


The Annual Gladwyn Lecture is organised by the Council for Education in the Commonwealth in honour of its former Patron, Lord Gladwyn, a distinguished diplomat and parliamentarian. The Lecture focuses on an educational topic of relevance to the Commonwealth, and delivered by an eminent expert.


Registration: Attendance at the event is strictly by invitation only and early booking is essential as the number of places is very limited. Invitations will be sent to individuals on receipt of a completed application form as long as seats are available – maximum two per applicant. To avoid disappointment, please RESERVE your place now on Eventbrite HERE, or email us on [email protected] If you have queries please contact the Conference Convener: Dr Neil Kemp at [email protected]. Please also inform him straightaway if you register and then fi nd yourself unable to attend.

Arrival: Please arrive AT LEAST 30 minutes in advance as the security queues can be very busy if a lot is going on within the Palace of Westminster that evening. Bring your invitation with you.

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