Sir Harold Hood Memorial Lectures

How does our Catholic faith contribute to shaping the criminal justice system?
Sir Harold Hood Memorial Lectures

About the Lecture

The Sir Harold Hood Memorial Lecture is held most years by Pact as an opportunity to celebrate the life and memory of a great friend and champion, the late Sir Harold Hood. The lecture seeks to contribute to public knowledge and understanding of how we as a society can make our prisons places in which individuals can achieve personal change and growth, and leave to live good lives, in stable and healthy relationships with family and the wider community.

2023 Lecture given by Dr Chijioke Nwalozie: 'The Church's Participation in Prison Reform'.

Previous Lectures

  • Professor Anna Rowlands - Listen on Soundcloud or read transcript
  • Frank Cottrell-Boyce
  • His Honour Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC, Recorder of London
  • Archbishop (now Cardinal) Vincent Nichols
  • Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor
  • Bishop Richard Moth
  • Dr Galena Rhoades (transcript not available)
  • Lucia do Rosario-Neil
  • Sister Gemma Simmonds CJ

About Sir Harold Hood

Sir Harold Hood, 2nd Baronet (23 January 1916 – 5 September 2005) was a devout Catholic Christian who worked in Catholic publishing for much of his life, including working on the Catholic Herald and The Universe newspapers. He was a generous philanthropist with a keen interest in prison reform and prisoner rehabilitation. He was personally involved with many charities including Pact. Sir Harold Hood was a Knight of Malta and a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Gregory the Great. He died in 2005 aged 89. His family have continued to support the work of Pact and a number of other charities through the charitable Trust founded in his name.

Future Lectures

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