"Where Next on Policing and Criminal Justice": Ian Blair's 2019 Longford Lecture Read Now

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The Longford Blog is an all-year-round conversation – about, amongst other things, prison, the criminal justice system, and what a difference education can make in turning (prison) sentences into degrees as our Longford scholars are all doing. This Blog page is an opportunity for our scholars (like Gavin, pictured above) who are at the heart of what we do - as well as our mentors and others involved in the scholarship programme - to share first-hand experiences and ideas for change.

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Best decision of my life

Author: | 18 Dec 2019

The best decision of my life.  How evolution theorist Charles Darwin helped snap one Longford scholar out of a stupor whilst incarcerated in the US…. Read More

Meeting your idol: one scholar’s experience

Author: | 11 Nov 2019

What is it like meeting your idol who inspired a major life change? Longford scholar Emma read Helena Kennedy QC’s “Eve was Framed” whilst in… Read More

Rocky road

Author: | 1 Oct 2019

A second Chance: the rocky road to my chosen career path  Longford scholar Toyah shares her journey Just when I thought I had explored all… Read More

Rooting for success: ex tutor’s perspective

Author: | 1 Jul 2019

  Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a tutor in prison? For Longford Blog, a former tutor (and now mentor) reflects….  … Read More