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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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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

Lord Longford: setting the record straight

Author: | 27 Jun 2019

You may have seen disturbing claims in the media about Lord Longford and his involvement with Moors Murderer, Ian Brady. The Longford Trust was founded in… Read More

From Prison Cell to The Walls of The Royal Academy of Arts

Author: | 10 Jun 2019

From Prison Cell to The Walls of The Royal Academy of Arts For the Longford Blog, scholar Paul Grady reflects on his journey towards last… Read More