The Alf Morris Lecture 2015 delivered by Sir Harold Evans
The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is proud to announce the first annual Alf Morris Lecture. This will celebrate of the life and work of Lord Morris of Manchester AO QSO, whose achievements on behalf of older and disabled people are historically enshrined in his Chronically Sick & Disabled Persons Act (1970).
The inaugural Lecture will be held on the evening of Tuesday 10 March 2015 at London’s Shaw Theatre. It will be delivered by the renowned journalist and historian, Sir Harold Evans, whose unwavering friendship with Alf began at Brookdale Park School in Manchester over 70 years ago.
Sir Harold’s distinguished career, including editorship of The Sunday Times where he uncovered the Thalidomide scandal, later working alongside Alf to secure justice for those affected, needs little introduction. This rare UK appearance, immediately prior to the 2015 General Election, promises to be entertaining, controversial and inspiring in equal measure.
The Lecture will be preceded by a drinks reception and followed by a dinner in support of The Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living. Tickets will soon be made available for an evening of vital interest to anyone affected by disability, or concerned about how we address the ‘crisis in care’ threatening our ageing population.
The Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living aims to honour and further Alf’s work for and on behalf of disabled people. The Fund will raise public awareness about how best to help disabled people live independent lives and ensure that policy makers and influencers work together to achieve greater support and independence for those with disabilities.
For further information about The Alf Morris Lecture 2015 or The Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living, please email Jonathan Evans via Jonathan.Evans@dlf.org.uk
Sir Harold Evans