Wednesday, 22 February 2012

An Evening with Claudia Sturt - Deputy Director Prison Service

Do you have any questions for one of the top women in the UK Prison Service? Claudia Sturt, a Deputy Director of the Prison Service, is spending an evening at St Paul’s, Camberley. Belmarsh Prison - photo courtesy of publik15 on FlickrClaudia is going to chat about “Christianity and Incarceration - an Unbridgeable Gap?”, in a series of talks we are hosting about morality in public life.  She has a pretty impressive career, having done her time at HM Prisons Bristol and Wormwood Scrubs, and more recently was the Governor of Erlestoke, Dartmoor, Winchester and Belmarsh. Managing extremist and suspected terrorists has been part of her job, working in high profile prisons in the public eye. Not surprising then she was awarded the Butler Trust Major Open Award for outstanding dedication, skill and creativity in the prison service . She also manages to juggle a young family, married with 3 year old twin boys.

Claudia is currently the Deputy Director, Custody South and Central Region, which covers the line management of 11 prisons and one Immigration Removal Centre.   She has been in the Prison Service now for 20 years.

Doors open 7pm on February 28th at St Paul’s, Crawley Ridge, Camberley, GU15 2AD. Light refreshments will be served at 9pm. 

This talk continues a series held by St Paul’s around a central theme of "Morality in Public Life". Previous speakers have included Melanie Phillips (columnist and public speaker) and General the Lord Dannatt (ex Chief of the Defence Staff).

No ticket is required, free entry on arrival. If you would like to submit any questions for Claudia, prior to the event, you can send them to, or tweet @stpaulscamb. To find out more about St Paul’s, please visit or contact the office on 01276 700210.