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Award Winning Author to Lecture at St Mary's

The Law Programmes at St Mary’s University, Twickenham are to welcome author Frankie Owens to discuss his book The Little Book of Prison.

The Law Programmes at St Mary’s University, Twickenham are to welcome Award winning author Frankie Owens who will be discussing his book The Little Book of Prison on Monday 16th November. Continuing his tour of Universities, Mr Owens book is a survival guide to prison for first-time offenders and provides an important insight into prison life whilst exploring implicit socio-penal concerns. The book was written during Mr Owens incarceration and won the Platinum Award for non-fiction and has since been published in The Huffington Post, Sabotage Times, The Guardian, Works for Freedom, The Justice Gap and The Royal Society of Arts. Following a prominent career in Higher Education that has seen Mr Owens become the youngest Centre Director for the Oxford Innovations Group prior to moving on to The Arts Institute at Bournemouth to run The Enterprise Pavilion. Mr Owens went on to become the youngest Director at the University and youngest representative of all Universities in the South West Knowledge Transfer Group before setting up his own business development consultancy. Throughout his career Mr Owens suffered from Hypermania, a condition that is linked to Bipolar, which contributed to him being sentenced to a year in prison. St Mary’s Law Programmes Director Vanessa Beever said, “We are delighted that Mr Owens will be discussing his passion for education and restorative justice whilst exploring the prison system as it pertains to criminology, sociology and psychology. We are looking forward to hearing about his journey and the steps he went through that lead to his rehabilitation.” The lecture is free to attend and will take place on Monday 16th November at 2pm in Shannon 2.    

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