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9 November, 2005

Cherie Booth to speak at inaugural Hooper Lecture

In her capacity as a Trustee of the Citizenship Foundation, Cherie Booth QC will give the first in a series of annual lectures in honour of Lord Justice Hooper.

As the leading charity in the field of law-related education, the Citizenship Foundation is hosting the annual lecture series to promote legal understanding and awareness.

The Hooper Lecture, which will take place at 6pm on 17th November 2005, will address the importance of human rights in contemporary society and will encourage informed debate about the topic.

The lecture was launched last year, and celebrates the enormous contribution Lord Justice Hooper has made to public understanding of citizenship education.

As a founding trustee of the Citizenship Foundation, Lord Hooper has played a key role in the campaign to introduce Citizenship to the National Curriculum. He also originated the Bar National Mock Trial Competition, now in its 15th year, which provides school pupils with a hands-on introduction to the legal system in courtrooms across the UK.

\'The Citizenship Foundation\'s innovative approach to law-related education is of great importance to young people\'s development in today\'s society\', said Cherie Booth QC. \'I am therefore delighted to be giving the first Hooper Lecture on behalf of the Foundation.\'


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