Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Dr Olumide Awe Memorial Lecture/Biennial Dinner & Dance 2019



On Saturday, 9 November 2019 we will again be holding our Biennial Dinner & Dance which promises to be great fun and an opportunity to meet old friends and new alike. The event will be a celebration of our alma mater and good food, drink, music and festivity will be provided.

As we rejoice at the reunion of old friends, we will remember one of our dearest departed, Dr Olumide Awe, a former Chairman of the Igbobi College Old Boys Association Europe Branch. We will be holding the second Dr Olumide Awe Memorial Lecture to honour his memory and make a contribution to intellectual discourse on subjects close to our community. It promises to be very informative and educational.


Dr Olumide Awe Memorial Lecture

Topic: Youth Violence, Our Young and the Criminal Justice System

Speaker: Dr Leroy Logan MBE, Retired Superintendent of Police
Dr Leroy Logan was a founder of the Black Police Association Charitable Trust and one of the founders of the Black Police Association. Now retired from the Metropolitan Police, Leroy was perhaps one of the UK’s most highly decorated and most well known black police officers. As Chair of the Black Police Association, Dr Logan was involved in both the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry and Victoria Climbie Inquiry. He took a lead role in the Damilola Taylor investigation.

Dr Logan was an advisor on the All Party Parliamentary Commission on Youth Violence that published a definitive report in July 2018 on the public health approach to reducing violent crime.

He is currently the Chair of VOYAGE (Voice Of the Youth And Genuine Empowerment) Youth, a charity which amongst other things, has been rolling out accredited educational programmes, primarily a BTECH on leadership for Year 9 students since 2009.

As a highly respected and well regarded commentator on policing in black communities, Dr Logan fundamentally believes that there is still much work to do in creating a more equitable and fair criminal justice system.


Biennial Dinner & Dance
DJ: DJ Adioo
Dress Code: Formal or Black Tie Optional (with blue and/or yellow accents)
How to Get There
  • Hilton Watford is just off the M1 at junction 5, providing easy access to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. For taxi service, please book with the hotel before arrival. The Jubilee tube line, just 10 minutes’ drive, travels near Wembley Stadium, Madame Tussauds, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and more.

If you would like to stay overnight at the Hilton London Watford Hotel, we have secured discounted prices for the rooms. Please click on the link below to book your room:

Hilton London Watford


Free (300 spaces)