Get involved 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. Previous Lectures We are delighted to be able to share transcripts from the previous Sir Harold Hood Memorial Lectures. View each Lecturer's transcript by clicking on their name below: Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Watch a recording of Frank Cottrell Boyce's Lecture in full. You will need the passcode: DHy5hXU* 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, and 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 The best way to stay in touch with us and hear the latest news about future Lectures is by signing up to our Fresh Start newsletter using the link at the bottom of this page. If you are having trouble signing up to Fresh Start please get in touch with us and we'll be happy to help. You can also keep an eye on our Events listings for forthcoming Sir Harold Hood Lectures and other opportunities to hear from us about our work. Gallery Why not take a look at some photographs from our last in-person Lecture at The Old Bailey in 2019?