Alumnus of the Year 2018
Alumnus of the Year 2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

This year's Alumnus of the Year is Nigel Warner (1966), who will give a speech at Half Way Hall during Lent Term.

Nigel Warner has worked tirelessly in support of the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) community, both in Europe and internationally, since the 1970s. He has contributed to ILGA-Europe’s (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) work throughout much of its existence, with involvement in the early campaigning of the organisation in the late 1970s and 80s, acting as treasurer from 1986 to 1993, preparing its first applications for consultative status at the Council of Europe and at the Economic and Social Council of the UN in the late 1980s, and helping develop ILGA-Europe into a professional, funded organisation in the early 2000’s. He served on the board of ILGA-Europe as treasurer from 2000 to 2005, and currently serves as ILGA-Europe’s Council of Europe Advisor, a position he has held since 1998.

Nigel led ILGA-Europe’s work in advocating for the world’s first-ever comprehensive intergovernmental agreement on LGBT rights, namely the Council of Europe's Recommendation on LGBT rights in 2010.

His speech will be made available online after Half Way Hall.