Press Release

23 November 2011

Mark Hammond, Chief Executive of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission will speak in his first public lecture as a Visiting Professor at Canterbury Christ Church University on Wednesday, 7 December 2011.

As part of the new look public lecture series at the University, Mr Hammond will speak on You are not the boss of me now - 783 years of human rights in the UK. He will look back on the history of individual rights in this country, and how the Barons’ revolt against King John led to the Human Rights Act of 1998.

Mark Hammond is former Chief Executive of West Sussex County Council, and was announced as a Visiting Professor of Public Administration at the University in September 2011. Mark brings an extraordinary wealth of experience in leading public service organisations and will provide Christ Church students with a great insight into, and experience of, the professional world.

Other lectures in the series include, an illustrated lecture, The Making of Britain: National History and Local History, by historian and broadcaster Michael Wood (Tuesday 12 February 2012) and a lecture on Internet Linguistics by Professor David Crystal OBE (Tuesday 01 May 2012).

All lectures start at 6pm, The Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, CT1 1QU.

They are free to attend and open to members of the public, but booking is required. To reserve a place please call the University on 01227 782848.

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Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services. With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

  • In 2010 the Faculty of Education received ‘outstanding’ grades in its Ofsted report for primary, secondary and post-compulsory programmes, together with its employment-based routes into teaching. The University’s primary provision has the unique record of having been awarded the highest Ofsted grades in all inspections since 1996.
  • 94 % of our recent graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating (2009/10 DLHE survey).
  • Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
  • Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college


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