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Anne Spencer Memorial Lecture
Wed 3 May 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 BST
Ruth Hunt will be speaking on 'The Role of Faith in Social Change Movements'.
Ruth Hunt is the Chief Executive of Stonewall, the largest LGBT equality body in Europe.
Since taking on the leadership in 2014, Ruth has led the development of Stonewall’s groundbreaking policy, campaigns and research outputs, including its work to tackle homophobic bullying in schools, effective interventions to improve the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, campaign for trans equality and Stonewall’s acclaimed leadership development programmes.
Ruth has committed to bringing Stonewall even deeper into communities, engaging with groups from different ethnicities, religions and geographies. She is a practising Roman Catholic and has spoken out in favour of bridging the gap between faith leaders and LGBT communities.
Ruth attended St. Hilda’s College, Oxford where she studied English and was elected President of Oxford Student Union. Prior to Stonewall, Ruth worked at the Equality Challenge Unit where she led work advising Higher Education Institutions on sexual orientation and gender identity equality. In 2015, Ruth was voted the third most influential LGBT person in Britain in the Independent’s Rainbow List. She received two honorary degrees in 2015, one from Cardiff University and the other from Keele University.