Book early for your place at the Institute’s memorial event which will celebrate the life and work of W T Stead on the 100th anniversary of his death on board the Titanic.
William Thomas Stead was acknowledged as Britain’s leading campaigning and investigative journalist in the late 1800s, particularly for his work in exposing the white-slave trade and child sex abuse in London’s brothels by the nation’s upper classes. This resulted in the passing of the Criminal Amendment Act which raised the age of consent from 13 to 16.
The day will start at 10.00am on the Embankment where a wreath will be laid in honour of Stead. Members and attendees will then be invited to St. Bride’s for a service at 11.00am, followed by refreshments in the church.
Members who wish to attend are asked to let head office know so that we are able to manage numbers (click here).
15 April 2012
10.00 Wreath laying at the Stead memorial on the Embankment
11.00 St Bride’s church service
12.15 drinks in St Bride’s after the service