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The 2020 and 2021 Longford Lectures

Because of the current Covid pandemic, we have made the painful decision to postpone our 2020 Lecture, but planning is already well underway for what we intend as our best-ever Lecture in 2021, to mark our 20th birthday.  We are saddened not to welcome in person all our faithful supporters this November, but in the short film (below – that you watch by clicking on it), our trustee Jon Snow explains how we will involve YOU in our build-up to the 2021 event. The film also gives a taste of what would have been this November, with the wonderful Ralph Fiennes (above) reading our 2020 Pinter Poem, written by a serving prisoner, and usually the final act of the lecture evening. There will be no Longford Prize awarded in 2020.


 

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  • No 2020 Longford Lecture because of Covid-19 restrictions
  • Join us in our build up to our 2021 20th anniversary Lecture
  • Any ticket donations you can spare will help us keep going
  • Revisit past lectures in pictures and print