Rickett Quadrangle, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London
Hundreds of people are expected in the Rickett Quadrangle at Middlesex University in Hendon to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The theme of this year's service is 'Keep the Memory Alive' - reflecting that 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the 20th anniversary of the genocide at Srebrenica, Bosnia.
The Worshipful the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Hugh Rayner, councillors and dignitaries will process into the quadrangle prior to the beginning of the service. Speakers will include students from St James's Catholic High School who have recently visited Auschwitz; Professor Brad Blitz, Professor of International Politics at Middlesex University; and Joseph Stoll, a third year law student at Middlesex. Joseph is currently UK Campus Director of the international organisation StandWithUs, which enables peaceful dialogue among students across the UK and helps combat anti-Semitism.
As in previous years, the Alyth Youth Singers and the London Cantorial Singers will perform as part of the service. Music will be provided by the Firebird Orchestra, a quintet from Middlesex University.
Entry to the ceremony is free and open to all. The event will begin at 1pm and those attending are asked to be seated by 12.45pm. Doors open at 12pm.