The School of Social Sciences Welcomes Sylvia Lancaster to NTU

The School of Social Sciences was delighted to welcome Sylvia Lancaster, Chief Executive of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation to Nottingham Trent University on Friday 4 December.

The School of Social Sciences was delighted to welcome Sylvia Lancaster, Chief Executive of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation to Nottingham Trent University on Friday 4 December.

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was set up in response to the murder of Sylvia's daughter, Sophie, in August 2007. Sophie was targeted solely because of her alternative appearance.

Dr Irene Zempi, Lecturer in Criminology in the Division of Sociology, said: "Since Sophie's death on 24 August 2007, following the horrific attack on her and her partner Rob in Stubbeylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire, the Sophie Lancaster Foundation was set up in order to challenge the intolerance and prejudice faced by alternative subcultures."

"Sylvia spoke from a personal perspective, about Sophie's murder, the trial and the work that the Foundation has undertaken. It was a deeply moving, inspirational and informative talk."

The School of Social Sciences Welcomes Sylvia Lancaster to NTU

Published on 10 December 2015
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