Here’s an unmissable date for your diary. On March 10th there will be a unique opportunity for you to hear Sir Harold Evans, one of the UK’s most esteemed journalists, historians, writers and social commentators, speak at a landmark event in London.
Sir Harold will be giving the inaugural Alf Morris Lecture, the theme of which will be the issue of securing an independent and dignified future for our ageing population, sure to be one of the key debates in May’s General Election. Now based in New York, Sir Harold will be making a rare trip to the UK this Spring and giving this lecture as a personal favour to support the family of Alf Morris and the launch of Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living.
A personal story as well as a lecture, Sir Harold will share experiences and memories from his distinguished career which included 14 years as the editor of The Sunday Times. During his leadership, he championed a style of investigative journalism that brought stories, scandals and social issues to public attention such as the thalidomide disaster and exposure of Kim Philby as a Soviet spy. Sir Harold is no stranger to controversy, and his powerful influence changed the way civil cases were reported in Britain. This is certainly an event not to be missed by those with an interest in the recent history of journalism.
The eagerly awaited lecture takes place at the Shaw Theatre, Euston Road, London at 7pm on Tuesday 10 March 2015.
Tickets start at £25 with concessions available. Guests can choose to attend a drinks reception before the lecture at 6.00pm and there will also be a celebratory dinner afterwards at 8.15pm in the Pullman St Pancras hotel (tables still available) with all monies raised donated to the Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living. To buy a ticket, please call 020 7432 8006, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.alf-morris-lecture.org.uk.
Launched by the Disabled Living Foundation, the Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living was set up to honour a man who made a difference to the most vulnerable members of society. This Fund will help people find out about the resources available to keep them independent, and to help them make choices. Its purpose echoes Alf’s vision, in his own words, “adding life to years” rather than just years to life.