Robin Story

West & Central Africa Campaign Coordinator for Amnesty Sheffield

Robin Story, West & Central Africa Campaign Coordinator for Amnesty Sheffield, is going to conduct the seminar. He is a unique person who has devoted his life to human rights and spent decades in Africa to fight for human rights. For a total of over 18 years Robin and his wife, Joan, lived and worked in Nigeria. In July 1957 he was posted as a National Service second lieutenant to the Queen’s Own Nigeria Regiment in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria. After completing his service and marrying Joan, he was appointed a Research Fellow at the Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. In May 1971 they returned to Sheffield. For the next 14 years, Robin was the University of Sheffield’s Printing Manager. In 1986 VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) appointed Robin its Field Director in Nigeria. After 5 months in the post he lost much of his sight, but with support was able to continue his work. On completion of this contract, Robin returned to Sheffield. For several years he undertook consultancy work in Nigeria for British charities. In the 1990 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Robin was awarded an MBE for “services to the community in Nigeria”. For more years than he cares to remember he has been a member of Amnesty International UK.

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