David Alton

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Gonzaga 2016 Lectures – Glasgow – Celebrating the Year of Mercy  

26th Feb: LORD DAVID ALTON on the Fight for Human Rights 

Lecture begins at 7.30pm. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons,

22-24Vincent St, Glasgow. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.


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Visit the All Party Group on North Korea Web Site for Details of forthcoming 2016 events:


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 Eleanor Rathbone

7Oth Anniversary of the death of Eleanor Rathbone.

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To Listen to the Roscoe Lecture on January 14th 2016 on the life of Eleanor Rathbone go to:


70 th Anniversary commemorative events in Liverpool

The making of women: The life and campaigns of Eleanor Rathbone, 1872-1946′ at Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, L3 8 EW. The exhibition, will run from early January – end March 2016.

‘Utopia Calling: Remembering Eleanor Rathbone’ , an exhibition of items from the Rathbone archive at the University of Liverpool Library’s Special Collections & Archives will run from 8 January to 11 April 2016.  Sydney Jones Library, Chatham St, Liverpool, L69 3DA

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Also see: Welcome to Britain? Refugees, Then and Now, in memory of Eleanor Rathbone, 1872-1946 the ‘MP for Refugees.’ 1st CALL FOR PAPERS FOR AN ALL-DAY CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY Monday 20 JUNE 2016 at King’s College, London. Strand Campus Courtesy of The Institute of Contemporary British History organised by the ‘Remembering Eleanor Rathbone Group’.Submissions should be no more than 200 words. The deadline for these is 28 February 2016. For enquiries, submissions and to register interest please contact the organisers:Dr Susan Cohen drsusancohen@gmail.com    or     Ms Lesley Urbach   lcurbach@aol.com



“Most of the things which matter the most can be summed up in pithy straight-forward words such as justice, liberty, duty, freedom,mercy, conscience, dignity, family, faith, fairness – life itself. These are the things which make for the common good and give people hope.”

Thank you for taking the time to visit this website. It was originally created by volunteers who wanted to provide easier access to some of the speeches I have made and to some of the articles and books which I have written.  Since then the site has been visited by over quarter of a million people from five continents with lots of positive and encouraging feedback.

Links on the site will take you to the contributions I made in the House of Commons between 1979 and 1997 and in the House of Lords from 1997 until now.

There are also links to countries and issues about which I have taken a particular interest – such as poverty, gendercide, human cloning, and human trafficking.  The site  also features human rights reports on situations witnessed first-hand in countries like Sudan and Darfur, Congo, North Korea and Burma.  There are power point presentations and audio from talks. There are also biographical details and some links to organisations which whom I work or which champion some of the causes featured on this site.

Thank you for joining the visitors – I hope that you find what you were looking for.

“Doing politics as if people mattered.”