Each year at the Honorary Degree Congregation, the University celebrates the outstanding achievements of individuals both in the United Kingdom and around the world. This year, we are delighted Murray Edwards College will host Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon OBE when she receives her Honorary Doctorate of Law in June 2019.
Doreen Lawrence is a resolute campaigner for racial justice and reform of the police service, and a champion of strengthened community relations. The mother of Stephen Lawrence, who was murdered during a racist attack in London in 1993, she subsequently founded the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, which works with disadvantaged young people to help them gain the knowledge, skills, support and qualifications they need to pursue the career of their choice. Baroness Lawrence is also the Chancellor of De Montfort University.