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Helena Kennedy

Helena Kennedy is one of Britain's most distinguished lawyers. She has spent her professional life giving voice to those who have least power within the system, championing civil liberties and promoting human rights. She has used many public platforms – including the House of Lords, to which she was elevated in 1997 – to argue with passion, wit and humanity for social justice. She has also written and broadcast on a wide range of issues, from medical negligence to terrorism to the rights of women and children. She is Principal of Mansfield College.

Series featuring Helena Kennedy

  • The Isaiah Berlin Lecture
  • English Graduate Conference 2012
  • Great Writers Inspire
  • Mansfield College
  • Oxford Martin School: Public Lectures and Seminars
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons The fight for women's rights: learning from success Baroness Helena Kennedy QC gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School on women's rights. Helena Kennedy 24 Feb 2015
2 Creative Commons Human Rights and the Rule of Law : Eight Centuries after Runnymede David Boies, Chairman of Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP gives a talk on human rights for the Hands Lecture 2014, Mansfield College. The lecture is in its 12th year and is recognition for the generosity of Guy and Julia Hands to the College. Helena Kennedy, Guy Hands, David Boies 12 May 2014
3 Creative Commons What is a Classic? English Graduate Conference 2012 Panel Debate, Talk 3 Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, draws on her experience as a trustee of the Booker Prize and as a judge for many other literary prizes to offer a response to the question, 'What is a Classic?'. Helena Kennedy 19 Jul 2012
4 Creative Commons What is a Classic? English Graduate Conference 2012 Panel Debate, Talk 3 Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, draws on her experience as a trustee of the Booker Prize and as a judge for many other literary prizes to offer a response to the question, 'What is a Classic?'. Helena Kennedy 19 Jul 2012
5 Creative Commons Law and globalisation - powerful or powerless Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC delivered the Annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture on law and globalization at Wolfson College. The lecture was introduced by Acting President of the College, Christina Redfield. Helena Kennedy 29 May 2012