Rushton Social Justice Lectures

Rushton Social Justice Lecture 2015

On Sunday 22 November 2015, we delivered the first Rushton Social Justice Lecture at Liverpool Town Hall hosted by Roger Philips (BBC Radio Merseyside). The event commemorated the 201st anniversary of Edward Rushton’s death and followed on from our celebrations of Rushton’s life as part of DaDaFest International 2014 and, we think, was a great way to start Disability History Month.

You can read more about the event here.

You can download the lectures by Steve Binns MBE  and Miro Griffiths MBE, below:
Steve Binns MBE – Rushton Social Justice Lecture 2015
Miro Griffiths MBE – Rushton Social Justice Lecture 2015

The Question and Answer session transcripts are also available below:
Steve Binns MBE – Rushton Lecture Q&A
Miro Griffiths MBE – Rushton Lecture Q&A

These documents are in Word (.docx) format but are available in other formats on request. Please email: if you would like an alternative version.

Rushton Social Justice Lecture 2017

Our 2017 Rushton Lecture was entitled “Disability Rights: Activism, Direct Action and the Continual Fight for Equality” and took place on 3rd December at the Museum of Liverpool.

The lecture was delivered by Jackie Driver, Principal Officer at the Equality and Human Rights Commission with lead responsibility for tackling discrimination and disadvantage in the area of participation and private life. The lecture was followed by a panel discussion with Disability activists from Liverpool and Manchester chaired by Cllr Dr Pam Thomas.

The 2017 event also specifically commemorated the vast contributions to the disabled people’s movement of Sir Bert Massie CBE and Lorraine Gradwell MBE and featured a display of some of the campaigning T shirts worn by Lorraine over the last 35 years.

The full video of the lecture and the subsequent panel discussion is here on our You Tube channel

A full text transcript of the event can be downloaded from HERE

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