Your Chance To See For Yourself

Thinking of applying for a Longford Scholarship? Wondering whether you might make a suitable volunteer mentor? Wanting to attend the Longford Lecture but struggling to make the date or the journey there?  In these films and testimonials we have commissioned for the website, we offer you the chance to do precisely that: from our Frank Talks, edited 20-minute versions of recent lectures, to the personal stories of those ex-prisoners we support. All in their own words.


Longford Scholar Lee on what he’s achieved

Watch What We Do

Watch and listen as three of our Longford Scholars (including Justin, pictured above) talk about what a difference the trust’s support – including its mentors – has made.  Or see how our scholarship programme works in practice.


Nils Oberg – 2014 Longford Lecturer

Join In With The Debate

Missed a Longford Lecture? Too far to travel to get there? Our Frank Talks, short, edited versions of recent lectures by Michael Gove, Michael Palin, Bianca Jagger and others, allow you to listen to the arguments on questions of prison reform made by our distinguished speakers.


  • Watch Longford Scholars talk about their university journey
  • Hear what a difference a mentor can make
  • See what it means to be a mentor
  • Relive the debate with our Frank Talks

Lee’s Story