An extract from Baroness Floella Benjamin's lecture about the importance of loving childhoods. Froebel Trust Annual Lecture recorded on 2 October 2020.


On 2 October 2020, the Froebel Trust held its annual lecture (online), welcoming more than 200 attendees from around the world to hear Baroness Floella Benjamin speak passionately about the importance of loving childhoods where every child feels secure, valued and inspired.

Catriona Gill, Professor Carole Bloch, Dr Stella Louis and Dr Sandra El-Gemayel responded to the lecture with insights from Froebelian approaches to education and learning.

Chair of Trustees, Mark Neale introduced the speakers and facilitated discussion of questions from participants.


About Baroness Floella Benjamin

As well as being well known for presenting, acting and writing, Baroness Benjamin is a regulator and policy maker in government, and has campaigned for diversity both in front and behind the camera and now advises the BBC and other media organisations on their diversity policies. Among her many accomplishments, in 2019 she was awarded the Women in Film & Television Lifetime Achievement Award and in the 2020 New Years Honours she was made a Dame of the British Empire.

She has been appointed by the Government to Chair the Windrush Commemoration Committee with the aim of commissioning a significant and lasting monument to the Windrush Generation.