Public lecture by Cabinet Member Baroness Warsi on 20 January

Posted by mjs76 at Jan 07, 2011 11:55 AM |
Baroness Warsi, Chairman of the Conservative Party, will deliver the annual Sternberg Lecture on Thursday 20 January 2011.

Important: tickets for Baroness Warsi's talk

In light of today's extensive press coverage of Baroness Warsi's lecture, we are expecting a late rush of interest. We strongly recommend that you reserve your tickets by e-mail and collect them on the door. To reserve tickets you must send your name and address to myfaith@le.ac.uk no later than 3.00pm. If you have not reserved a ticket you will be asked to show ID and provide your name and address.

Change of venue

Please note that the venue is the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, formerly known as the New Lecture Theatre. For this event only, access to the theatre will be through the main entrance of the David Wilson Library. There will be staff and student ambassadors on campus to direct you.

About Baroness Warsi

Sayeeda Warsi is a Cabinet Minister and the current Chairman of the Conservative Party. Born in Dewsbury in 1971, she studied Law at the University of Leeds and trained with the Crown Prosecution Service and the Home Office Immigration Department.

She stood as a candidate in the 2005 general election and was appointed to the House of Lords in 2007 when she joined David Cameron’s Shadow Cabinet. She is the first Muslim woman ever to hold a post in a British Cabinet.

Baroness Warsi has a keen interest in issues around racial justice and has spoken out on topics such as prison conditions and forced marriages. She appears regularly on Question Time and Woman’s Hour as well as numerous other radio and TV programmes.

The 2011 Sir Sigmund Sternberg Lecture will take place in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre (aka the New Lecture Theatre) on Thursday 20 January 2011, 5.30pm-6.30pm.

Please note change of venue from previously announced lecture theatre. NB. The normal entrance to the New Lecture Theatre, via the Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, will be closed due to building work. Please use the main entrance of the David Wilson Library.

Tickets for this event are still available to be collected on the door.  Please email myfaith@le.ac.uk for tickets with your name and address details.  If collecting tickets on the door please bring some form of identification with you.

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