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Trustees and Committee members

Who runs the Ruth First Educational Trust?

Members of the Executive Committee in 2021-22

TrusteesOther members
Chair: Mike Thompson
(Modern Languages & Cultures)
Margaret Masson
(St Chad’s College)
Treasurer: Francis Pritchard
(University & College Union)
Councillor Lesley Mavin
(Durham County Council)
Secretary: Cheryl McEwan
Helen Charnley
(Applied Social Sciences)
Lotte Shankland
Grenville Holland
John Tierney
Martha Young-Scholten
(University of Newcastle)
 Bongani Ndimba
(University of the Western Cape)
 Patrick Dorey
(Mathematical Sciences; visiting Professor at African Institute for Mathematical Sciences)
 Ruth First Scholar: Shamiso Zamba
(Business School)

The Ruth First Educational Trust is a registered UK charity (no. 1019975).

Dr Bill Bryson – writer, former Chancellor of Durham University
Sir Thomas Allen – Chancellor of Durham University
Professor Christopher Higgins – Vice-Chancellor of Durham University
Gillian Slovo – writer, daughter of Ruth First and Joe Slovo

Updated Feb 2022 Mike Thompson
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