Jeremy Corbyn to 'visit' University of Buckingham next week

Former Labour leader will give virtual talk, open to all

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 1:16 pm
Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn MP is giving an online talk for the University of Buckingham next week.

Organised by the university's Centre for UN Studies, the virtual seminar entitled 'The Future of the United Nations, Peace, Disarmament and a Safer World', takes place at 4pm on Thursday, April 15.

Mr Corbyn served as leader of the Labour Party between 2015 and 2019. He lost the Labour Party Commons Whip in 2020. A long-time supporter of the Campaign for Nuclear disarmament, he is one of its three vice-chairs. Before his election to parliament, he was an elected councillor in the London Borough of Haringey from 1974 to 1983.

He was fiercely opposed to the Iraq War and has spoken at many anti-war rallies in the UK and abroad. He is an elected member of the Stop the War coalition steering committee.

Mr Corbyn is a prominent Amnesty International member who campaigned for the trial of the late former Chilean dictator, General Pinochet. In 2020, he founded the Peace & Justice Project.

The online talk, chaired by Mark Seddon, director of the Centre for UN Studies, is open to all, via Microsoft Teams.