An Evening with Dr Leroy Logan MBE

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Leroy Logan

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  • Everyone




Oxford Brookes University BAME Staff Network invites you to an evening with Dr Leroy Logan, who overcame a hostile and racist environment, to become one of the UK’s most outstanding police officers.

Leroy Logan rose to the rank of superintendent in the Metropolitan Police and was both a founding member of the Black Police Association and its chair for 30 years. His recent autobiography ‘Closing Ranks - My Life as a Cop’, came to life in the BBC drama series Small Axe, in the episode, Red, White and Blue, directed by Steve McQueen. Leroy was dynamically portrayed by actor John Boyega.

As part of Race Equality Week, find out about Leroy Logan’s calling to serve in the police, his resilience and his thoughts on how best to police our communities now and in the future.


Lydiah Igweh, Director of Enterprise Support, Chair, BAME Staff Network said:

“Leroy Logan’s career is a shining example of steadfastness in the face of racism and adversity in the Metropolitan Police. He transcended his role and reached a higher purpose, in terms of social justice, by making a distinctive difference within the police force. We are honored that he has made the time to provide insights to us all, so that we may effect change in our own institutions.”


Professor Anne-Marie Kilday, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student and Staff Experience) added:

“Leroy Logan has played a key role in a range of historical events at the heart of race relations and policing in the UK. He gave evidence to the Macpherson Inquiry in 1998, which examined the murder of Stephen Lawrence, and he was also involved in the inquiry into the killing of Damilola Taylor in 2000. We can all learn from Leroy Logan’s lived experience, as we work towards creating an anti-racist culture within the University and the wider community.”