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Banner marking the 1965 Race Relations Act moves from Westminster Hall to the School of Law

27 January 2016 |

Banner marking the 1965 Race Relations Act moves from Westminster Hall to the School of Law

On 21 January, Iyiola Solanke spoke on the 1965 Race Relations Act at the finale of ‘Parliament in the Making’ at the Houses of Parliament. The event was hosted by Mr Speaker, The RT Hon John Bercow MP. Co-panellists included Professor David Carpenter (who spoke on Magna Carta), Lord Sumption QC (who spoke on Agincourt), Professor Tim Blanning (who spoke on Waterloo) and Professor Sir David Cannadine (who spoke on Churchill).

Iyiola Solanke and the School of Law were selected to receive the Race Relations Act Banner from the ‘Parliament in the Making’ Exhibition. The Banner will hang in the Atrium of Liberty Building.

Rt Hon Hilary Benn, MP for Leeds Central, said:

“I am delighted that the University of Leeds has been selected to receive the 1965 Race Relations Act banner. The School of Law has a strong and long-standing commitment to promoting race equality and telling the story of Race Equality Legislation. Having been on public display in Parliament’s Westminster Hall throughout 2015, it seems fitting that the banner will now hang in the Atrium of the Liberty Building, home of the School of Law, giving the University’s students and guests an opportunity to see it closer to home.”

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