We promote social and prison reform
The Longford Trust was established in 2002 by friends, family and admirers of Lord Longford (1905-2001) to celebrate his achievements and to further the goals he pursued in the fields of social and prison reform. It is a registered charity no 1092825
The Longford Trust organizes an annual Longford Lecture on questions of social and penal reform. Past speakers have included President Mary McAleese of Ireland, Clive Stafford Smith, Sir Hugh Orde, Lady (Brenda) Hale, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Lord (Ian) Blair, Cherie Booth QC, Archbishop John Sentamu and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It also awards an annual Longford Prize to an outstanding individual or organization working in the field of prison and social reform. It funds Longford Scholarships for ex-prisoners who want to rebuild their lives through education. And it offers financial support to Inside Time, the national newspaper for prisoners.