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Words With: Lela Burbridge

Fri 30 Oct

Lela Burbridge graduated with a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Essex in 2013

Lela will be sharing the lessons learned in her book ‘Lela: Ashes of Childhood’ which journeys through her formative years in Uganda as a child before moving to the United Kingdom as a teenager.

Most of her work as an author is rooted in her unwavering passion and philanthropic appropriate to life. She supports the Rafik Thabo Foundation which empowers young people through education to fulfil their potential and initiate positive change in their communities to eradicate poverty.

Lela represents what it means to have an Essex spirit to not only be inspired but to be an inspiration for generations to come.

Lela joins us to discuss her life before, during and after Essex that led to her career as a formidable author.

This event is in collaboration with the University of Essex Albert Sloman Library.

We welcome any questions for Lela to be sent to and we will answer them on the day!

Registration here


  • Fri 30 Oct
  • 19:00
  • Free - Online