Figen (pictured, above) is the mother of Martyn Hett, who was tragically killed alongside 21 others at the Manchester Arena terrorist attack in May 2017.
She has been working with the Government and the security industry to make tangible changes to security at venues and is the force behind Martyn’s Law, a legislation requiring publicly accessible locations to improve security against the threat of terrorism. She achieved a distinction in her MA in Counterterrorism from the University of Central Lancashire.
Figen’s dedication and work in counter terrorism saw her awarded an OBE in the 2022 New Year’s Honours List.
Here are the details of Figen’s talk:-
From Tragedy to Positive Change
After losing her son in a terrorist attack in May 2017 Figen Murray realised that there are no legal requirements for venues to keep customers and staff safe from terrorist threats. After starting a campaign, she is now working with the government on this legislation. The talk will focus on:-
What happened at the arena and the weeks that followed?
- The campaign
- Working with the government
- My concerns regarding the legislation
- My hopes regarding the future of the security industry & the impact on society
Attendance is completely free, including all meals, refreshments, overnight accommodation and networking dinner.
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