Annual Equality Lecture 2018: ‘Life and Art With . . . Four Fingers And Thirteen Toes’

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This event is part of the Equal Opportunities Annual Lecture series

From: April 4, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
To: April 4, 2018, 2 p.m.
Location: Council Chamber, Singleton Abbey, Park Campus

Annual Equality Lecture – Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds OBE

‘Life and Art With . . . Four Fingers And Thirteen Toes’

Venue: Council Chamber, Singleton Abbey

Date and time: Wednesday 4 April: 12:30 – 14:00 (lunch provided 12:30 – 13:00)

We are very proud to announce that Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds OBE will this year be presenting this year’s annual equality lecture.

Rosie’s impairment is four limbed Phocomelia caused by the drug Thalidomide. Rosie is passionate about raising awareness of thalidomide and is an articulate and experienced speaker.

In June 2007, Rosie completed her autobiography entitled “Four Fingers and Thirteen Toes”. A searing, honest account of life as a disabled person, the story was updated in 2009 with a quite remarkable tale of how, as a result of an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour, she was re-united with the Doctor who attended her birth.

Come and hear Rosie speak about the benefits of equality, diversity and inclusion and about overcoming adversity. Rosie is also a renowned artist and will speak about her love of art. Rosie’s talks are full of anecdotes about her early years, and her life in general as she campaigns to address discrimination, focussing on how her adversity has turned into an opportunity.

Rosie received an OBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours List in 2015, “For Services to the Equality and Rights of Disabled People.”

Rosie is a humble and warm speaker and we would encourage you to attend this talk by a fantastic role model.

Please contact Huw Lewis ( if you would like to attend, noting:
• if you would like to be included in the lunch (and any dietary requirements)
• any accessibility requirements

Please feel free to contact if you have any queries and we hope to see you there.

Contact: Huw Lewis (Email:


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