10th November 2003




Lessons learned from the Victoria Climbié Inquiry will be the subject of a lecture at the Hull campus of the University of Lincoln next week.


Nigel Richardson, Director of Social and Housing Services at North Lincolnshire Council, will give the talk on Thursday 20th November to launch a new series of lectures dedicated to Professor Derek Crothall.


The Derek Crothall Memorial Lectures will commemorate the contribution of the former Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln who died in September last year.


The university’s George Street building was named after Professor Crothall in a ceremony conducted last month by Helen McMullen, Corporate Director for Learning and Culture at Kingston-upon-Hull City Council.


The theme for the talks this academic year will be the needs of children in the 21st century.


The lecture will be chaired by Professor Peter Arnold, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, who will also lead a question and answer session after the lecture.


“Derek had a profound interest in social issues and it is a great privilege to attach his name to this new lecture series,” he said.


Refreshment will be served in the Derek Crothall Building on George Street at 5.30pm on Thursday 20th November and the lecture will begin in the Saville Lecture Theatre at 6pm.


Further lectures in the series will be given in February and June 2004 on children’s mental health and social care and education.


If you would like to attend the lecture please email kraynes@lincoln.ac.uk or call Karen Raynes on 01482 311000.


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