Since we started what has become the campaign for #JusticeforLB our friends at The Tizard Centre have been nothing but amazingly supportive. Tizard is an academic group at the University of Kent whose work is centred on learning disability and community care. Jim Mansell was the founder of the Tizard Centre, and a truly amazing man. As a young 18 year old zoology and botany student at Cardiff University, Jim took it upon himself to take notice, to step up and to do something about the appalling conditions people with learning disability were experiencing in Ely Hospital. You can read more about how and what Jim Mansell did in his obituary here.
This year the Jim Mansell Memorial Lecture will take place on Day 23 of our #107days, Friday 11 April. The lecture will be given by Patricia Howlin, Emeritus Prof of Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London and Prof of Developmental Disorders at the University of Sydney. Her lecture will focus on “What happens to people with autism when they reach adulthood?” and we are delighted that it will begin with the following video in celebration of the life of LB.