On Thursday 22nd February Kensington Aldridge Academy welcomed Shadow Attorney General and eminent human rights lawyer Baroness Shami Chakrabarti to deliver a talk as a part of their Sixth Form lecture series.
A fantastic opportunity for students to hear from a leading figure within UK politics, Baroness Chakrabarti spoke about her own career journey, from studying law at the London School of Economics, to working at the home office and becoming director of Liberty – a human rights advocacy group. She also spoke passionately about key political issues, such as student tuition fees, Labour’s position on Brexit and tackling global wealth inequality.
After the talk, students asked some intelligent and insightful questions, including whether the Baroness thought that Jeremy Corbyn’s stance on Brexit needed to be made clearer, and if she thought there were any positive aspects to the Conservative Party?
At the end of the event the Baroness commented that she came away from the visit “invigorated and inspired by KAA students and staff.”