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Durham University

Gender and Law at Durham

GLAD Conversations

GLAD conversations are annual events in which speakers working in the field of feminist/LGBT activism talk about their experiences. The term "conservation" has been carefully chosen to emphasise that the format of the event is not dictated by a traditional lecture format, but is designed to facilitate as much dialogue as possible between speaker and audience through Q&A. GLAD conversations offer the audience a valuable opportunity to learn more about the life and work of the speaker, and are very well attended each year by staff, students, and activists from the region. Events last for around 2 hours, and are usually followed by an informal drinks reception.

This year’s conversation will be with Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, 3rd March 2015, in conjunction with Durham HRC

Previous Conversations


Dame Linda Dobbs DBE, UK High Court Judge


Finn Mackay founder of the London Feminist Network. 


Stephen Whittle OBE press for Change.


Lord Lester QC barrister and member of the House of Lords


Vera Baird QC former Solicitor General and MP for Redcar

Frances Crook Howard League for Penal Reform.


Baroness Helena Kennedy barrister and member of the House of Lords