The Advocacy Academy is an activist youth movement of leaders fighting for justice and equality. We serve as the political home for grassroots youth organising and the catalyst for collective action. Our Advocates’ lives have been directly shaped by living in an unjust world, and we exist to turn their anger into action.
    We are young, dynamic, ambitious and unapologetic, and we are looking for someone to join us who is as passionate as we are about building the world as it should be.


    Young people have often been the catalysts for major social change, from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement, to the Soweto Uprising mobilising young people to resist the apartheid regime's education policies, to the Sunrise Movement redrawing the electoral map across America. How successfully they achieve real and lasting change depends on whether they are organised and whether they have the right strategy and tactics to be effective. 
    We would rather everyone acted altruistically, but in this world we get the justice we have the power to compel. The power our Movement is building is not about feeling ‘confident’ or ‘courageous’: power is the ability to act. There is a reason why powerless groups are encouraged to think of power as evil and corrupting - it keeps power in the hands of the people who already have it. We argue that powerlessness can be equally corrupting, as anyone who’s experienced it already knows.


    Our flagship programme, the Social Justice Leadership Fellowship, is an immersive six-month crash-course in social justice. Made up of three residential retreats and weekly evening gatherings, the Fellowship is delivered by an outstanding faculty of 250 expert change-makers from more than 50 partners - ranging from Sisters Uncut and the Black Cultural Archives to The New York Times and our patron Helen Hayes MP. Through 400 hours of experiential education and collective action our young Advocates learn to analyse the socio-political conditions in their communities, identify innovative solutions to the injustices they have experienced and build their power to bring about this change.


    Every single decision at The Advocacy Academy is taken by our Advocates as part of a “cyclical leadership model”. After the Fellowship programme our young people continue to organise and grow with us, leading our programmes, working with our partner organisations and launching campaigns as members of the Movement. This year we are celebrating our seventh anniversary with 122 Alumni and our main focus going forward will be developing the pathways for their journeys beyond the Fellowship - the Movement Infrastructure. This year we have also launched a new entry into our Alumni with the five-day Spark programme, which will bring on a further forty young people through our programmes each year. While some of these graduates may go on to join the Fellowship, we envisage other joining our Alumni pool directly, making the pathways for different Alumni even more critical to understand, develop and communicate.



    I. A better world is possible. There is nothing inevitable about injustice and inequality.


    II. It is our right and our responsibility to build that world.


    III. We strive to continually improve ourselves, our communities, and our society.


    IV. The lives of ordinary people matter.


    V. We are one community. We love and support one another and stand in solidarity with each other.


    VI. It is our right to define ourselves, and have our identities celebrated.


    VII. We actively work to uncover, acknowledge, and overcome our biases.


    VIII. We value experience, and do not do for others what they can do for themselves. Nothing about us without us!


    IX. We prize conviction, and support each other to live our values in our everyday lives.


    X. We value critical thinking and challenge. We approach discomfort, disagreement and difficult conversations with an open and curious mind.


    XI. We practice the powerful combination of education and action.


    XII. We work to create inclusive and supportive spaces where we can each be our best selves.


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  • 88% of young people feel that their voices are completely unheard in society.

    - “Stand Up and Be Counted” Sky News Survation Poll, 2014

    60% of young people don't understand how decisions are made about local or national issues.

    - The Youth Citizenship Commission, 2009

    Young people from poorer families are 30% less likely to participate in our democracy than their more affluent peers.

    - "Young People's Participation in Social Action" Ipsos Mori, 2014


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    Issues & Identity [Aug]

    (The School of Social Justice)

    Twelve days to introduce our four pillars: lobbying, campaigning, grassroots organising & direct action. Half our time is spent exploring "basic rights" like housing, homelessness & mental health. The other half looks at issues of identity - race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, class & disability rights. On the final day, our Fellows launches their own campaigns in Parliament!


    Leadership & Movement Building [Oct]

    Five days of intensive leadership development and mass movement theory, preparing the Advocates to design and deliver their own social justice workshops as pro-trainers.


    Strategy & Tactics [Dec]

    Four days of clever campaign planning and creative activism. Equal part theory and practice, Fellows learn what it takes to win change, and experience "action" as a community - from "establishment" methods like lobbying and e-campagining to the more "radical" fly-postering, stunts and street performances!


    Weekly Evening Gatherings

    Our Friday Evening Gatherings - entitled "Just..." - take a deep look into key themes that intersect with justice: JustCommunity, JustPolitics, JustSex, JustFaith, JustClimate, JustNews, JustArts, and many more. From exploring Brixton with Linton Kwesi Johnson to developing our cultural horizons with new writing at The Bunker theatre, these evenings cover key themes important to our Advocates that don't fit in our four residential camps.


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    Want to Help? We salute you!


    1. We're always on the look-out for donors who are awesome enough to support The Academy financially.


    2. Are you a policy wonk, campaigner, public affairs guru, Parliamentary Researcher, civil servant, or working in the social change world? We’d love to have you share your expertise by leading a workshop for our Fellows!


    3. Are you the world's best teacher, youth worker or educator? Can you spare some time to help us make our sessions as interactive and engaging as possible?


    4. Are you a social impact guru? Do you know the ins-and-outs of monitoring and evaluation? Would you help us develop an impact measurement system that kicks-ass?


    5. Do you have any besties who work in restaurants, venues or businesses in South London who might give us a cheeky discount for our residentials?


    6. Are you a comms genius? Do you develop websites? Do social media? How about write copy (better than this!)? Would you give up a few hours a week to help us craft our message?


    7. Are you in touch with (or are you yourself) any slam poets, rappers or other cool creatives who might consider inspiring our participants through the arts?


    8. Do you know about the £? Are you a savvy fundraiser, a grant writing guru or just another social entrepreneur who's been through it? We would love your wisdom.


    9. Do you have a spare pair of hands? We'd love your help running our ambitious events - there's always much to do.


    10. Have something to offer that we don’t realise we need? GREAT! Please tell us so.

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    We are growing our team - including new leadership roles, campaign coaches, honorary therapist and more!


    We'll be hosting regular meet and greets for a chance to meet our staff team and our Alumni!
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    Follow the link below to go to our recruitment site.


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  • education not exclusion + no lost causes

  • siana bangura

    no fly on the wall/sassy apparel

    "I can't say enough how amazed and impressed I am by the young people I met at The Advocacy Academy! I facilitated the final workshop on Intersectionality and I feel like I learn a lot from them! These young people were having advanced, intense conversations about privilege and injustice - the types of conversations I am only seriously having now in my twenties and many people much older than them are still struggling to engage in.


    Every single young person in that room was thoughtful, intelligent, and really passionate about making the world a better place. They all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life and each was very aware of their own privilege and how these interact with the things that make them and their friends marginalised in society. I was really inspired by them and filled with hope for the next generation."


    charlie craggs

    nail transphobia

    "I was brought in to inspire the young people at The Advocacy Academy but I was definitely the one leaving inspired. They were all so intelligent, way beyond their years, and spaces like this are the reason why - spaces like this allow and encourage them to think more, do more and be more. I was smiling all day after meeting them because I know the future is in good hands with the next generation. Send my love to them all !"


    hannah retallack & camilla stanger

    UCL institute of education

    "We can honestly say that The Advocacy Academy is one of the most dynamic, innovative, thoughtful and important youth projects we've ever come across. Having just delivered a workshop called 'Playing in the Waves: Moving with Feminist Theory', we were completely overwhelmed and inspired by the energy in the room, as well as by the extraordinary mix of young people all brought together on a Saturday afternoon to learn about gender and privilege and to advocate for social change. As the Advocacy Academy's mission statement points out, 'there is nothing inevitable about inequality and injustice' and it takes projects like this one to empower young people and to support them in changing the world."



    andre anderson

    freedom & balance academy

    Working with the young people at The Advocacy Academy was a refreshing experience. The young people there are super switch-on, sharp, and ready to make a change in their worlds. After a few minutes of being with them I already felt at home. I feel that if there are any young people who will make a change in our culture, it's probably these guys. I'll definitely work with The Advocacy Academy if invited again!


    yuan yang

    rethinking economics

    "Facilitating an economics workshop for the Advocacy Academy was a brilliant experience. It made me more optimistic for the future of our country to see such switched-on students grappling with real and deep issues of privilege and power. I'm sure they will go far, armed with the skills the Academy has brought them."


    senior assistant head teacher jon wilson

    lilian baylis technology school

    “I just wanted to say thank you for taking Alex in and working with him over the past four days on your project. He has had a great time and I can tell already that he is already thinking differently. His speech in parliament yesterday was absolutely fantastic, as were the other students. Well done to you!”


    tom ross-williams

    the great men initiative

    "Co-facilitating a workshop on gender inequality for the Advocacy Academy was thrilling. So rarely do you get to work with a group of young people so engaged, so up for debate and thirsty for knowledge. What's most inspiring about the advocates is that, when exploring a really complex idea such as hegemony, they access it from a deeply personal place. Being in a room with these young people is enough to renew your optimism for a year. You believe in change like never before."

    kate hoey

    mp for vauxhall

    "I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the participants of The Advocacy Academy this summer. Their speeches exceeded my expectations, persuasively raising important issues ranging from foreign aid, to women's rights, to reinstating the EMA. They gave some of the best Parliamentarians a run for their money in tackling many of the biggest problems facing our society today. I was impressed with their depth of knowledge and commitment, and inspired by their personal stories and fearlessness in holding their representatives to account. The Advocacy Academy is both a transformative and much needed programme, and these young men and women are already well on their way to helping change the world. I very much look forward to meeting next year's Advocates."

    steph cutler

    making lemonade


    “Delivering a workshop on disability rights was a huge privilege. I was so impressed with the work of The Advocacy Academy and especially with the young people. I have no doubt the support these savvy young social change makers received will have a positive, long-lasting effect on them and their communities.”


    hanna naima mcCloskey

    founder & CEO, fearless futures


    "What The Advocacy Academy is doing is truly special and so needed. To support young people develop their consciousness in order to effect deep and powerful change - grounded in a strong sense of their power, privilege and social location - is so important. I'm so excited to know these young people are in the world, leading and learning courageously. We can sleep much more easily."


    molly ackhurst

    hollaback london

    "Engaging with the Advocacy Academy’s young adults was an incredible experience. Their courage in sharing stories and experiences of sexual harassment and public invasions of space was so powerful, and not only did they share but they really engaged with the topic both eloquently and thoughtfully. They give me hope for a world where honesty and bravery are omnipresent, and co-exist alongside a true respect for the bodies of women, girls and non-binary people."



    mayeni jones

    bec news

    "I totally enjoyed running a workshop for the Advocacy Academy. The conversations I had with the students, although tense at times, were insightful and thought-provoking. I'm inspired by how hungry for debate they are and I hope to keep working with the organisation again in future."

    padraic x. scanlan

    the london school of economics

    "Talking to the young activists at the Advocacy Academy about the history of slavery, race, and capitalism was a moving and inspiring experience. It was inspiring to meet a group of such smart, motivated and curious young people on fire for change. Identifying and confronting power and privilege takes insight, courage and tenacity, and the people I met at the Advocacy Academy have all three qualities in spades."

    marta owczarek

    the brixton pound

    "It was hugely inspiring to see the Advocates making sense of the links between money and local communities, and really energising to hear their insightful ideas during our workshop. I wish every student had the opportunity to go through a programme like The Advocacy Academy!"



    natasha josette

    the world transformed

    "In party politics we are so used to key messaging and learned rebuttals. Believe me when I say the young people I met at The Advocacy Academy won’t let you get away with that. And why should they? The "Just Politics" night was an evening where we got to share experiences, explore questions from deep thinkers and inquiring minds, where I had to be accountable, and nothing short of authentic was going to cut it. Reckon they can all smell spin from a mile off! If you want to remember why we are in politics; why we are campaigning and fighting for a more equal society, for social justice, against injustice and racism in all forms...I would suggest checking out the Academy. This is political education at its best."


    myles stacey

    the conservative party

    “The Advocacy Academy’s students demonstrate excellence in their analysis and understanding of political ideas. Their willingness to challenge, their communication and their respect for others marks TAA out as a leading place to develop all of us. It is a vibrant centre for debate and development. The students become alumni and invest their time back into the programmes, such is the effectiveness of learning there. The staff are remarkable - their energy and love to accommodate participants is second to none.”

    jess thom

    tourettes hero

    “The work Advocacy Academy is doing to support and nurture young activists is innovative, exciting and essential. I was hugely impressed by the young people and their campaigns and felt very lucky to have an opportunity to talk to them about Disability justice and culture. I’ve been involved with Advocacy Academy for a number of years now and feel that the programme Advocacy Academy offers is unlike any other, it takes the lead from young people providing them with high quality, tailored support in an energetic and inspiring way, I have no doubt that the work Advocacy Academy does is life changing both for the young people and all those touched by their campaigns.”

  • staff

    Saba Shafi

    Pronoun: she


    Saba has an MBA from Wharton and eight years of management consultancy experience. She kicked-off her career leading healthcare initiatives in refugee camps and diversity and inclusion programmes in graduate schools in the US. Saba is passionate about growing TAA. She would also like to go into space, if anyone has a ticket.

    Imane Maghrani

    Pronoun: she

    Associate Director Spark Programmes

    Imane is a social justice educator who loves creating spaces where young people are heard, seen and supported to thrive. Starting her career in academia, she took a winding path through the private and non-profit sectors to learn that she loves nothing more than spending time surrounded by passionate young people (admittedly more than spending time with adults). She reads, writes and sings for pleasure, and her most important love language is fruit.

    Darcey Williamson

    Pronoun: she

    Head of Cyclical Leadership

    Darcey is a youth worker and informal educator whose practice is informed by a radical youth work paradigm. She employs critical education methods and participatory action research, working with others to co-create projects that challenge epistemic and social injustices. As the Head of Cyclical Leadership, Darcey leads our Changemaker Apprenticeship programme, training and supporting our Alumni community to develop their leadership practice and social justice education methods to become Changemakers, who are central to our movement.

    Dhakshi Suriar

    Pronoun: she

    Head of Philanthropy

    Dhakshi is an accidental activist (her words), with a huge passion for social justice. After a couple of stints in the finance sector, she moved across to non-profits working predominantly in trusts and foundations. She now oversees philanthropy at The Advocacy Academy bringing a breadth of partnership management experience with her. Dhakshi enjoys all things social commentary which probably explains why she loves a bit of everything. Talk to her about books, music, TV, podcasts, art, food, fashion and she'll want to unpick the socio-political contexts behind them all.

    Fopé Olaleye

    Pronoun: they

    Political Education Lead

    Fopé is an educator and writer, has a degree in politics, a short lived career in student politics and wealth of facilitation experience from Fearless Futures. They have travelled across the country delivering talks and workshops to universities and have only been stranded once. They are now the lead for Political Education and Campaigns at TAA which they are beyond excited to dig their teeth into as their work has always involved campaigning and critical thinking around education. Alongside this, Fopé is an avid buyer of books (and a more hesitant reader of said books). In their free time, they enjoy writing about identity, vulnerability, and intimacy.

    Amarah Khan

    Pronoun: she

    Community Administrator

    Amarah has a Masters Degree in Environmental Psychology. Starting her career in qualitative research, she uses evidence and insight to create fairer spaces. She is passionate about creating social and physical spaces that dare to have chutzpah and be unapologetically beautiful. You will often find Amarah naming every plant and giving them a detailed back story.

    Lydia Rye

    Pronouns: she/they

    Campaigns & Organising Director

    Lydia is an experienced community organiser and campaigner with more than a decade of experience in social purpose work. She is a former Senior Organiser for Citizens UK where she oversaw civil society alliances in West London, Nottingham & the Maun Valley and is proudest of her work with Nottingham Citizens to see misogyny recognised as a motivator for hate crime for the first time internationally - soon to be law. She is a trustee for the new feminist organising project Love & Power and a host for The Dinner Party, a peer led grief support group. In her spare time she tries to paint & regularly braces hypothermia at the local lido.

    Alex & molly

    Pronouns: she/they

    Transformative Culture Advisors

    Alex (she/they) and molly (she/they) are long time friends of TAA, having worked in various roles over the years. They are both students, researchers, and facilitators of transformative justice. molly’s background is in sexual violence support work and over the last five years she has focused her energies into transformative non-carceral approaches to harm. Alex specialised in RJ in schools, before moving to an explicit transformative and abolitionist framework for this work, they now collaborate with leaders in schools and non-profits to embed the values of transformative justice work at a structural level.

    Shiden Tekle

    Pronoun: he

    Community Organiser

    Shiden is an activist who graduated from the program in 2018. He has worked on campaigns such as Legally Black and The Halo Code and has won MTV EMA awards and a Marie Claire award from both campaigns. He studied Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London and loves to talk about the current political climate. He has been actively involved with the Advocacy Academy Changemakers program since 2018 and is passionate about community organising. He plays a couple of musical instruments, smiles a whole load and knows a lot about Marvel stuff!

    Stephanie Cohen

    Pronoun: she

    Community Organiser

    Stephanie has been a part of TAA for 6 years, graduating in 2015! Since, she has pursued her passions for changemaking, and social justice by gaining a Law and Masters of Laws in Legal and Political Theory from the University of York. In September 2020 she joined forces with some amazing alumni to form the Halo Collective, where she is the Legal and Political Organiser - solidifying her passion for racial justice and human rights! She likes to call herself a Legal academic having published her first article in June 2021 highlighting the importance of legally recognising hair discrimination as a form of racial discrimination. Outside of her passions for human rights and social justice, she plays a large, maybe unhealthy, amount of badminton. Some say she’s quite good, having played for her university's team for over 3 years.

    Vanessa Castro

    Pronoun: she

    Community Organiser

    Vanessa graduated from TAA in 2016, since then she has completed a BA in politics and international relations where she suffered the Canadian winters and ate lots of poutine during her year abroad. She has trained to become a young changemaker for the upcoming TAA fellowships with the amazing Darcey and participated in many fun, radical campaign actions whilst empowering and supporting the young advocates. She is co-organiser of Latinxcluded, a collective birthed from TAA who fight for the representation of the Latinx community in the UK. She has also had a taste of HR in the social care sector this past year. She is a proud pug mama and is always down for bubble tea.

    Betty Pearl

    Pronoun: she

    Movement Leader

    Betty is an alumni from the class of 2017 and has organised on campaigns such as Influuenzers and Education Not Exclusion. Through the latter campaign she was massively involved in the documentary Excluded, produced by human rights charity Each Other. She studied Politics and International Relations (the TAA alumni course) at the University of Nottingham, where she was the President of Feminists’ Society for a term. Over the past year she has been a part of the Involving Young People Collective for grant-making foundation Esmee Fairbairn. She is really excited to be continuing her love for justice work at The Advocacy Academy.

    Mel Pinto

    Pronoun: she

    Movement Leader

    Mel was born and raised in South London and recently completed her BA Hons in Politics and IR. She has campaigned with the academy for 4 years and was the leading liberation officer at university, where she quickly learned that she hates everything about our education system. She is incredibly passionate about a whole lot of things and could chat your ear off about how pretty much everything links to politics. She constantly leads with awareness around mental health because she went undiagnosed for a big part of her life and knows how it is to feel invisible. You will absolutely know she can sing, and if someone has a time-machine please hit her up because partying in the 80s sounds much better than now to Mel.

    Ilhan Yonis

    Pronoun: she

    Movement Leader

    Ilhan is one of the alumni from class of 2016/17. She has worked on the housing campaign, helping to secure funding and land to build affordable housing. She is also currently working as a lead organiser for the Halo Collective. Ilhan has had many media appearances including a feature on the cover of Dazed with Vivienne Westwood and her collaborative film 'Hijab and me,' which earned her a BAFTA nomination. Ilhan is a recent social anthropology graduate who spends her free time running around after her 6 younger siblings!

  • artist in residence

    Rhianna Kemi (pronoun: she) is a playwright, facilitator and researcher. She has been working with The Advocacy Academy in various roles for several years now - organising the 2019 & 2021 alumni residentials, and changemaking for the Fellowship and Spark programmes. She has now found her place at TAA as Artist-in-Residence, where she facilitates arts partnerships and supports alumni-led creative projects. Rhianna is also Associate Artist at Coney, an award-winning interactive theatre company. She has recently completed her first play, and spends a lot of her time over-analysing the scripts and plot devices of various TV shows.


    Eddie Pile (pronoun: they)


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    Patron Helen Hayes MP



    • Co-Chair: Shivani Smith | Senior Consultant | Perrett Laver
    • Co-Chair: Ruth Pryce | Head of Programme - Young People | Paul Hamlyn Foundation
    • Treasurer: Thishani Nadesan | COO | Cleo AI
    • Zoe Tyndall | Change Support Team | Hackney Council
    • Layal Marten | Growth Lead | Founders Pledge
    • Rachel Diamond-Hunter | Executive Director | New Economy Organisers Network​ (NEON)
    • Natalie Armitage | Project Manager | The Ubele Initiative
    • Michelle King | Director of Tranformation | Allvue Systems
    • Thalia Papanicolaou | Alumni, Class of 2017, HALO Organiser
    • Constantinos Christou | Alumni, Class of 2016, TAA Housing Campaign Lead
    • Abimbola Wingate-Saul | Barrister | 25 Bedford Row Chambers​
    • Maha Sardar | Barrister | Garden Court Chambers​


    Campaign Coaches (Class of 2021)

    CHOKED UP: Lucy Brisbane McKay & Nads Vogel

    BODY COUNT: Katie Spark & Molly Ackhurst

    HALO CODE: Kimberly McIntosh & Precious McCarthy

    NO FILTER: Sham Makhecha & Edi Whitehead


    Campaign Coaches (Class of 2020)

    ICONIQ: Katie Spark & Molly Ackhurst

    FILL IN THE BLANKS: Azmina Dhrodia, Zainab Asunramu & Nadia Vogel

    ICFREE: Kelsey Mohamed, Liv Wynter & Kennedy Walker

    NO PAPERS PLS: Paulina Tamborrel Signoret & Lucy Delaney


    Campaign Coaches (Class of 2019)

    RE:ROOTED: Nonhlanhla Makuyana

    FUCK YOUR FETISH: Sophie Yates Lu

    STRAIGHTJACKET: Molly Ackhurst

    LATINXCLUDED: Paulina Tamborrel Signoret

    CRAZYTALK: Max Wakefield

    NO LOST CAUSES: India Thorogood


    Campaign Coaches (Class of 2018)

    Ayeisha Thomas-Smith | Kennedy Walker | Babatunde Williams | Katharine Segal | Will McCallum | Danni Paffard | Ellie Mae O'Hagan


    Past Changemakers

    JJ Akinlade | Zahra Dalila | Josh Pugh | Gabriella Brent | Vanessa Faloye | Rachel Ellis | Saqib


    Advisory Board [Education]

    Carole Kenrick | Inventor in Residence | Lab_13

    Debbie Danon | Director of Education | The Unreasonables

    Lily Eastwood | Director of Learning | Hackney Pirates

    Jess Town | Head of Faculty | St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College

    Michal Ish-Horowicz | Theatre Maker & Educator

    Madeleine Fresko-Brown | Teacher | London Academy


    Advisory Board [Advocacy]

    Jem Stein | Founder | The Bike Project

    Martha Mackenzie | Deputy Head of Government Relations | Save the Children

    Olivia O'Sullivan | Innovation and Results Analyst | Department for International Development

    Pete Jefferys | Senior Policy Officer | Shelter UK

    Rebecca Viney | Diplomat | Foreign & Commonwealth Office

    Dan Grabiner | Investor & Business Advisor

    Sarah Lewis | Strategy & Communications Specialist

    Ali Torabi | Brexit Lead | TUC


    Just Some Of Our Activists In Residence

    Abi Symons | Writer & Activist

    Adam Francies | Educator

    Adam Tyler | Videographer

    Afrida Nahian | The Orchid Project

    Alex Fergusson | Great Men

    Alex Holland | Brew

    Ama Josephine Budge | Editor & Curator

    Amina Gichinga | Activist Musician

    Amy Baron | Educator

    Andre Anderson | Author & Creative Facilitator

    Andy Ryan | Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    Andy Kempster | Department of Health

    Andy Soar | The Children's Society

    Cllr Andy Wilson | Lambeth Council

    Angela Awuah | Mental Health; The Arts

    Cllr Anna Birley | Lambeth Council

    Anni Movsisyan | Artist

    Arkam Babar | Let Us Learn

    Aurora Arista | IRMO

    Ben DuPreez | Detention Action

    Ben Jewkes | Drum

    Ben Kirk | Henderson Global Investors

    Caleb Femi | Poet

    Camilla Stanger | Educator

    Catherine Miller | Doteveryone

    Ciaran Thapar | Hero's Journey & Journalist

    Charlotte Fischer | Citizens UK

    Charlotte Knowles | NewsPeeks

    Charley Fone | The Changing Face Collective

    Christopher Moore | The Clink

    Chloe Hamilton | The Independent

    Dalia Fleming | Keshet UK

    Daniel Costen | MWW

    Daniel Grabiner | Cloverhawk

    Daniel Reisel | NHS Ethics Centre

    Danni Paffard | 350.org

    Danny Rothberg | Foreign & Commonwealth Office

    David Brook | Theatre Maker

    David Gilbert | The Changing Face Collective

    David Rosenberg | East End Walks

    Ed Bracey | Medical Research Council

    Ettie Bailey King | School Consent Project

    Finley Lawson | Research Fellow in Science and Religion

    Francesca Albanese | Crisis

    Francesca Zanatta | UEL Lecturer

    Fredi Lorie | Women in Prison

    Gabriella Brent | Family Drug and Alcohol Court

    Gemma Maddock | Voice Coach

    Hannah Green | Bank of England

    Hanna Retallack | UCL Institute of Education

    Henna Shah | Progress

    Henri Imoreh | Theatre Director

    Hibo Wardere | FGM Survivor & Activist

    India Thorogood | Greenpeace

    Cllr Jack Hopkins | Lambeth Council

    Jacob Hajjar | Voice Coach

    Jake Felix Goldhill | Photographer

    James Asfa | Citizens UK

    James Snook | Cabinet Office

    Jamie Kelsey-Fry | Activist

    Jason Grant | The Forgiveness Project

    Jen Tyler | Theatre Maker

    Jess Thom | Touretteshero

    Jessica Tobert | Voice Coach

    Joel Trill | Voice Coach

    Jonathan Smith | Social Value Group

    Jordan Bickerton | Brunswick Group

    Josh Pugh | Educator

    Josh Solnick | Youth Arts Facilitator

    Joy Clark | Specialist Midwife

    Juliet Whitley | Department for International Development

    Kevin Smith | NEON

    Kajal Odedra | Change.org

    Karis Barnes | Educator

    Lateisha Hanson | Artist

    Lauren Davidson | The Telegraph

    Leethen Bartholomew | National FGM Centre

    Cllr Lib Peck | Leader of Lambeth Council

    Ligia Teixeira | Crisis UK

    Lisa Farron | The Organisation

    Lisa Nathan | Impactt Limited

    Lucy Curtis | The Changing Face Collective

    Luke Waterfield | Save The Children

    Luke Forsythe | Videographer

    Madeline Crowther | Waging Peace

    Madeline Fresko-Brown | Educator

    Cllr Malcolm Clark | Lambeth Council

    Mairi Hayes | Central School of Speech and Drama

    Cllr Mary Atkins | Lambeth Council

    Matt Bonner | Graphic Designer & Subvertiser

    Matt Cole | Drum

    Matt Hindle | Energy Networks Association

    Melanie Pope | Scope

    Michael Goode | Allied Bakeries

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Updates to this policy
This Policy was last updated in August 2021.
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