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November 2016

How Lord Alf Morris gave Tanni belief in the power of change

(28 November 2016)

Earlier this month Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson gave our Inaugural Lord Morris of Manchester Memorial Lecture, on the rights and equality of disabled people. 

During his entire parliamentary career, Alf Morris campaigned tirelessly to challenge the barriers that disabled people face in everyday life. In 1970 he made history by introducing legislation that secured the rights of disabled people and he became the world’s first ever Minister for Disabled People in 1974.

 In her blog, Tanni reflects on the impact his pioneering work had on millions of lives, including her own. 

  • You can also watch the video of the event on YouTube.