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Trustees

There are 5 trustees who devote their time to the Wilberforce Lecture Trust.

Wilberforce Lecture Trust Trustees

Andy Dorton - Chair
Andy Dorton - Chair

After a seven year stint as a Hull City Councillor, beginning several years after becoming a William Wilberforce Lecture Trust Trustee, Andy is now an-ex Councillor but a Council nominee to the Trust which he has chaired since 2016. He remains CofE Social Responsibility Officer for Hull and the East Riding and still lives on Hull’s outer most estate, North Bransholme.

Ekkehard Kopp
Ekkehard Kopp

Ekkehard is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Hull, having taught there from 1970 until 2007, including service as Dean of School and Pro-Vice-Chancellor. Born in Germany, he attended school and university in South Africa before entering the UK in 1967 as a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. An active trade unionist, he was national president of the Association of University Teachers (now UCU) in 1987/88. He represents Amnesty International on the Trust.

Professor John Oldfield
Professor John Oldfield

John is Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE). He received the prestigious Queen?s Anniversary Prize in 2015, in recognition of the institute?s world-leading research into slavery and emancipation issues. Research is used to inform public practice and policy, at local, national and international levels, and WISE took a major role in shaping the UK?s Modern Slavery Act, which was passed by Parliament in March 2015.

The Right Reverend Alison White, Bishop of Hull
The Right Reverend Alison White, Bishop of Hull

Alison arrived in Hull in 2015 on her appointment as Bishop of Hull. She is actively involved with many groups seeking the well-being of the City.

Councillor Marjorie Brabazon
Councillor Marjorie Brabazon

Marjorie has been a Hull City Councillor since 2014. She has previous experience in Mental Health Services, Youth and Community Work, and Hull Women’s Centre, She is also a volunteer at Hull?s St. Cuthbert?s Church.

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