Howard League for Penal Reform

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  • Howard League for Penal Reform Standard Membership£4.00

Welcome to the Howard League page!

This society is perfect for anyone studying law, criminology, sociology or psychology, or anyone with an interest in the criminal justice system and prison reform.

Our society aims to trigger conversation surrounding the topic of criminality and the need for reform of the current system, whilst also having some fun! We are planning a year full of interesting guest speakers, events, debates, trips, fundraising and socials for you to take part in, so make sure you join us! 

The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in the UK. It was established in 1866 and is named after John Howard, one of the first prison reformers. The charity works towards less crime, safer communities, and fewer people in prison. For more detailed information visit: 

This year we plan on introducing many more interesting and varied events and social for our members. Events that have already taken place in 2016 are:

  • Freshers' 'Meet and Greet'
  • 'Criminal Crawl' Pub Trip
  • 'Convicted Murderer, Ben Gunn, on Prison Reform'
  • 'An Evening with a Criminal Barrister'
  • 'Howard League at Urban Underground'
  • 'Howard League Bake Sale'
  • Repesenting the Howard League for DebSoc's show debate on prisoner enfranchisement
  • 'His Honour John Neligan at Exeter'
  • 'Howard League Bake Sale'
  • 'Dr Adarves-Yorno: Mindfulness in Prisons and Beyond'
  • 'Ram Pub Quiz with the Howard League'



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University of Exeter Students' Guild is a Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered Charity Number: 1136468 Company Number: 7217324; registered in England and Wales Registered office: Devonshire House, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4PZ