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Event: Rt. Hon. Jack Straw reflects on The Macpherson Report

Rt Hon Jack Straw, From Home Secretary to Justice Secretary: A personal account

The University once again welcomes Rt. Hon. Jack Straw back to Treforest campus for the latest in the Global Choices Taking Points lecture series.


February 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of the report of the inquiry led by Sir William Macpherson into the investigation by the Metropolitan Police of the murder of Stephen Lawrence.

It was a report which produced a series of major recommendations for reform of British policing, and which levelled a charge of institutional racism against the Metropolitan Police. It is widely recognised as a landmark report not only for British policing, but, in addressing the issue of societal racism, also a key moment for British society more broadly.

In December 2018, the Home Affairs Select Committee announced an inquiry into the legacy of Macpherson. To address this major anniversary, we are delighted to welcome back to Treforest to speak about the Macpherson Report and its aftermath, the Rt. Hon. Jack Straw, who, as Home Secretary, had instigated the inquiry led by Macpherson. 

Jack Straw held a series of senior Cabinet positions within the governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, respectively, including Home Secretary (1997-2001), Foreign Secretary (2001-2006) and Lord Chancellor (2007-2010). 


Join us

When: February 14 2019

Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Where: G218 lecture theatre, Treforest Campus, CF37 1DL


This event is open to all alumni. Book online to guarantee your place.



Global Choices Talking Points lecture series
Witness inspiring public lectures given by leading artists, diplomats, politicians and campaigners that address some of the most complex and pressing challenges facing the world today and ask questions of people who have been witness to - and, in some cases, participants in major world events.

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