Commissioner Bruce Adamson to give first Rhodri Morgan Annual Lecture

24 September 2018

logo for the memorial lecture.

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Bruce Adamson will give the first Rhodri Morgan Annual Lecture at the Senedd – the National Assembly of Wales – on Tuesday September 25.

It’s the first in a series of annual lectures in memory of Rhodri Morgan, who was First Minister of Wales from 2000 to 2009 and a former Chancellor of Swansea University.

The Commissioner will compare how Scotland and Wales have delivered on realising the human rights of children and young people in the years since devolution, focusing on what has been achieved and highlighting what still needs to be done.

Wales’ Children’s Commissioner Sally Holland will respond to Mr Adamson through the vote of thanks.

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, Bruce Adamson said:

“It is a huge privilege to have been invited to deliver this inaugural lecture in commemoration of Rhodri Morgan.
“Progress towards delivering on the children’s rights agenda will always need champions in the political world— and there is no doubt that Rhodri Morgan was an outstanding champion.
“While much has been achieved since devolution to embed rights-based approaches and culture in both Scotland and Wales, there is still much to be done. “I look forward to contributing to the debate around what needs to happen next.”