Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

b. 1950

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC has long been one of our great barristers, creating new law for women in the process. During her tenure as Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford, she raised money for a new Human Rights Centre as well as hosting a regular stream of writers and human rights champions for public talks. She was Chair of the Booker Prize Foundation from 2015 to 2020 and was also Chair of the British Council, where she was prominent innovator during her tenure.

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