About the event
Date: Monday 17 May 2021
During the session Tanni discussed her successful sporting career as well as her work as a campaigner and member of the House of Lords working on accessibility and disability rights.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson took part in five Paralympic games between 1998 and 2004, winning 11 golds, four silvers and one bronze alongside multiple World Championship medals. Over the course of her career Tanni broke over 30 world records including becoming the first woman to break the 60 second barrier over 400m in Barcelona in 1992. Since then she has continued her involvement in sport as a commentator and as a board member of the London Marathon, the Sportsaid Foundation and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. In 2010 Tanni became an Independent Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords, campaigning for disability rights, welfare reform and equality issues and was named Chancellor of Northumbria University in 2015.
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