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Howard League Spotlights: The History of John Howard and the Howard League

  • Date: 13 Jun 2023

  • Location: Online

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In the second online event in our Spotlights series, we will again be looking at how lessons from the past can help us to tackle issues in the present day.

Jess Kebbell will present a summary of her findings from her ESRC Doctoral Studentship producing the first history of the Howard League for Penal Reform and our chair, Professor Fergus McNeill, will share his letters to John Howard, comparing the state of the penal system today with that seen by the great prison reformer in the late 18th century. And we will consider how the Howard League’s work today is connected to its aims and campaigns of the past, while looking ahead to what the future may hold.

Join us online on Tuesday 13 June from 6.15pm to 7.30pm.

The event will be recorded for those that can’t make it, RSVP to make sure the recording is sent directly to your inbox.

About the Howard League Spotlights series
Howard League Spotlights is a series of events aimed at lifting the lid on prisons and finding more effective ways to reduce crime and keep our communities safe. Each event will focus on a particular theme and bring together experts to approach the issue from different perspectives. Spotlights events are free of charge, but if you would like to support our work, please consider becoming a Howard League member.

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