Annual Lecture

In 2016, Frank Gardner, BBC Security Correspondent, gave the Jack Ashley Memorial Lecture, describing how life with a wheelchair has changed – but not stopped – his global reporting and what it has taught him about disability issues.

This speech was given by Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, at the 2015 Jack Ashley Memorial Lecture hosted by the All Party Group on Disability, Disability Rights UK and the Ashley Family, hosted by Mr Speaker at Parliament on March 11th 2015. Read Transcript

On July 1st 2013, the Speaker of the House of Commons hosted the first Jack Ashley Memorial Lecture at Parliament. The lecture was given by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, paralympic champion and disability campaigner. Read Transcript