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Roscoe Lecture: Dame Lorna Muirhead, DCVO DBE

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For 21 years, LJMU has invited some of the country’s leading commentators to join staff, students and the people of Liverpool in discussing issues that matter to them. The Roscoe Lectures use research, humour and political insight to explore current, engaging topics.

On her 75th birthday and her very last engagement as Lord-Lieutenant, Dame Lorna will present a lecture entitled A Tale of Two Lives - Midwife to Lord Lieutenant, giving you a fascinating insight of her journey of being a midwife to that of the personal representative of the Sovereign on Merseyside.

Dame Lorna MuirheadAbout Dame Lorna Muirhead DCVO DBE

Dame Lorna came to Liverpool in 1965 and worked as a midwife for 40 years spending most of that time at the Liverpool Maternity Hospital and the Liverpool Women's Hospital. Her passion was the care of labouring women and over this time she delivered many Liverpool babies sharing many joys with Liverpool families.

In 1994, Dame Lorna was elected to the Council of her professional body, The Royal College of Midwives, which is the oldest and largest midwifery organisation in the World. Three years later, she was elected President of The Royal College of Midwives and served for seven years as a National and International Ambassador for Midwives. Her contribution and passion for midwives, midwifery, women and their families was acknowledged in 2000 when she was appointed Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to midwifery.

In 2003, she was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside and in 2006, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside. In 2017, Dame Lorna was appointed a Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) by Her Majesty the Queen, for services to the Crown.

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