And her title is ‘Catch The Before They Fall’

We were delighted that Mina Smallman, has agreed to deliver the 2022 Longford Lecture. Her theme will be ‘Catch Them Before They Fall’. The lecture will take place at Church House, Westminster, on Tuesday November 22 at 6.30pm.  Mina will be joined on stage by ITV News’ Senior Correspondent: London, Ronke Phillips Pakenham as she delivers her lecture.  The event will chaired by our trustee, the broadcaster, Jon Snow. The event will also feature the award of the Longford Prize, the reading of the Pinter Poem, and the presentation of Kevin Pakenham Award.

About Mina Smallman

The first female Church of England archdeacon from a black or ethnic minority background, Mina is a former prison chaplain and secondary school teacher. In 2020, two of her daughters, Nicole and Bibaa, were murdered in a north London park. Their killer received a life sentence. In December 2021, two Met officers who took photographs of the murdered sisters and shared the images to social media were jailed for 33 months.


Sara Boxer

More information

Tickets to the lecture can be booked and donations made in lieu of tickets (we make no charge) via this link.  Capacity in the Assembly Hall of Church House in limited, so please book early. There will also be a livestream of the lecture available on the night.  If you wants details of how to access it – or have any other questions about the event – please send your name and email address to Sara Boxer at