In 2014, Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP and HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan of Jordan awarded Sandy Nairn the Naz Legacy Foundation Honorary Education Award
Sandy Nairn is an English historian and curator. From 2002 until 2015 he was the director of the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP visited the National Portrait Gallery to launch the Naz Legacy Foundation’s Diversity Programme. The Deputy Prime Minister was joined by schoolchildren from various deprived and minority communities, who had been visiting a gallery or museum for the first time to learn about the rich heritage of diverse role models in Britain.
That evening Nick Clegg and HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan of Jordan awarded Sandy Naire the Naz Legacy Foundation Honorary Education Fellowship 2014 at the Annual Naz Legacy Foundation Reception, in recognition of his work as director of National Portrait Gallery.
The event, held at Parliament’s prestigious Churchill Room, brought together over 150 leading educationalists, philanthropist and politicians to celebrate the legacy of Naz Bokhari, the first Asian / Muslim head teacher in the UK. Other speakers included The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government) and Tristram Hunt MP (Shadow Education Secretary) was in attendance.
‘It is not what you do in your lifetime that really matters, it is the legacy you leave behind for the next generations to follow that makes a difference.’ – Naz Bokhari OBE