University of Cambridge LGBTQ+ History Month Lecture
Towards Equality: LGBT liberation and UK politics in the 1990s and now
Sir Richard Heaton KBC will reflect on his time in the Home Office and the reform of the age of consent legislation under the Major and Blair administrations. Sir Richard is Warden of Robinson College. Before coming to Cambridge in 2021, Sir Richard was Permanent Secretary at the Cabinet Office from 2012 to 2015, and at the Ministry of Justice from 2015 to 2020. As a Home Office official earlier in his career, Sir Richard advised Ministers on the reform of sexual offences law, including the contested issue of age of consent and the abolition of the offence of gross indecency. He collects modern and contemporary art, and is Chair of Trustees at Koestler Arts, which facilitates access to the creative arts by those in prison or detention.
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