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'Are my hands clean?': Understanding Modern Slavery

Monday 12 November, 2.30-3.30pm
Djanogly Theatre

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Free (suitable for ages 14+)

Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey founded and Co-Chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion, and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights and has previously served on several Select Committees, most recently on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Her professional biography before her appointment as an independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords entails an extensive acting career, a professorship of Cultural Studies and the Head of Culture at the Greater London Authority.

For her inaugural lecture as an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, Lola has chosen an interactive and open format with questions and debate on why she chose Modern Slavery as the focus of her parliamentary work, how to campaign effectively as a crossbencher in the House of Lords, the role and responsibilities of business in society, the challenges of maintaining work-life balance, and how she combines her passion for Premier League football with her parliamentary work.

Lola is often referred to as ‘not your usual Baroness’ and she is very keen on interaction with people from all kinds of backgrounds. We therefore want to encourage you to ask questions and engage in debate during the event. If you would like to ask a question but prefer to have the question read out at the event instead of asking directly, please email your question to

1 hour
Suitable for ages 14+