Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society is to celebrate the 80th
Anniversary of the University of Leicester with a dedicated lecture on February
Society, which is itself marking its 160th season, will commemorate the
admission of the first students in 1921.
the idea of a local University College had been proposed in 1880 in a
Presidential address at the Society -and was discussed regularly until the
establishment of the University College.
Professor Emeritus of Social Work Studies at the University of Nottingham,
Professor Olive Stevenson CBE, will deliver a lecture on an occasion that will
bring together members of both organisations.
lecture, Protection of Vulnerable People from Abuse: Moral and Professional
Dilemmas, will take place at the Ken Edwards Building at 7.30pm.
lecture will explore similarities and differences between the abuse of children
and the abuse of adults, both in terms of the ethical issues that each raises
and of the legal and social context within which professionals operate.
Hickling, a graduate and honorary graduate of the University, is a member of the
University's anniversary committee and helped to arrange the joint event. She
said: "This is an opportunity for the city and the University to
commemorate their origins together and for the
to continue to foster ever stronger links with the city and county."
Stevenson has been involved in child abuse enquiries over many years and on Area
Child Protection Committees, five of which, including Leicester city and county,
she chaired between 1993-2000.
lecture is free and open to the public.
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