Peter Stanford

The Longford Trust

Saturday 17 June, 11:30am, free event

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On the morning our Henry Lamb RA exhibition opens, join us for a gallery talk with Peter Stanford, director of The Longford Trust. 10% of profits from sales of artworks by Henry Lamb RA in the opening weekend will be donated to The Longford Trust.

Join Peter Stanford for an informative and fascinating talk in to the work of The Longford Trust and why it matters.

Peter is the founding director of the Longford Trust, and Lord Longford’s official biographer. He is an author, editor, journalist and broadcaster, known for his biographies and writings on the history, theology and cultural significance of religious ideas.

The Longford Trust is about second chances for those who have been in prison. The Longford Scholarship programme has, over the past 17 years, supported almost 500 young people, most of them in the 20s, to rebuild their lives through education after serving a prison sentence. About 85% go to university, graduate and move forward thanks to our Employability project to have careers, to settle down, and to start families. In short, they do all the “normal” things that most take for granted.

The trust was founded by Frank Longford’s youngest son, Kevin Pakenham. Frank Longford (1905-2001) wanted his epitaph to be “the outcasts’ outcast”. It summed up his long and often public career as a politician, cabinet minister, and prisons’ campaigner that was all about standing up for the unpopular and those on the margins of society. In 1956 he founded New Bridge to create links between prisoners and the community. On resigning from the Labour cabinet in 1968, he launched New Horizon, a charity for homeless youngsters.