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John Garrett Memorial Lecture 2018

John Garrett Memorial Lecture 2018

'Must "the poor be always with us"?'
Baroness Patricia Hollis of Heigham



Date: Fri 16 March 2018

Time: 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Venue: Council Chamber, City Hall, Norwich

Free to attend - everyone welcome

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Baroness Hollis of Heigham lectured in the School of English and American Studies UEA between 1967 and 1990 and was Dean of the School.  She served long years as a City Councillor and was Labour Leader of Norwich City Council from 1983 to 1988.  In 1990 she entered parliament as a member of the House of Lords. She served as a minister in the Department of Work and Pensions and is a leading expert on pensions.

A specialist in women’s history and local council veteran, she is particularly interested in local government, heritage, pensions, women’s issues and housing. Hollis’s extra-parliamentary roles reflect these interests: she is Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute (2010-), Chair of Broadland Housing Association (2009-), President of the Women’s Local Government Society (2007-) and Vice-President of the Local Government Association (2005-).


This event will look at the range of policies towards alleviating poverty, including controversies about social security and universal credit.