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Trustees and Committee members

Who runs the Ruth First Educational Trust?

Members of the Executive Committee in 2022-23

TrusteesOther members
Chair: Prof Mike ThompsonDr Margaret Masson
(St Chad’s College)
Treasurer: Francis PritchardCouncillor Lesley Mavin
(Durham County Council)
Secretary: Helen CharnleyCouncillor Grenville Holland
Lotte ShanklandProf Martha Young-Scholten
John TierneyProf Patrick Dorey
Prof Cheryl McEwanDr Diana Collecott
Dr Alice Nah
 Prof Bongani Ndimba
(University of the Western Cape)
 Dr Pearson Nkhoma
(Goldsmiths, University of London)
 Ruth First Scholar: Sicelo Ngwenya

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

Dr Bill Bryson – writer, former Chancellor of Durham University
Sir Thomas Allen – opera singer, former Chancellor of Durham University
Gillian Slovo – writer, daughter of Ruth First and Joe Slovo

Updated June 2023 Mike Thompson
[email protected]
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