Rt. Hon. David Lammy MP, MP for Tottenham and Chair of the All Parliamentary Group on Fatherhood will be our special guest at our next Thursday Conversation “Fatherhood in the 21st Century”.
The Thursday Conversations are a series of monthly conversations that encourage us to engage with important issues that impact on all our lives. In an informal, relaxed atmosphere, we discuss and debate with influential figures in fields such as politics, law, social justice and human rights.
Conversations are facilitated by the Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Priest-in-Charge at St Mary-at-Hill Church and Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons. Our guest speaker on Thursday 8th September is David Lammy MP.
David Lammy was born and raised in Tottenham, one of five children brought up by their single mother. He has had strong links to the church from a young age, obtaining a scholarship as a chorister to attend a state choral school at The Kings School in Peterborough at just eleven years old. David’s political career started when he was elected to the Greater London Authority in 1997 with a portfolio for Culture and Arts, an interest which he has continued to stand up for throughout his time as an elected MP. He has worked tirelessly to create and nurture community cohesion, in his own constituency as well as more broadly.
David is the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fatherhood and has campaigned for progressive social policy changes to support active fatherhood for many years. The nature of the modern family in the 21st century has moved on from the outdated assumption of a breadwinner and a homemaker but social policy is yet to catch up. David will discuss how changes in both policy and attitudes can help us to foster engaged fathers and the benefits this would bring to children, families and society alike.
Choral Evensong is at 6.00pm, sung by the St Mary-at-Hill Choir, followed by Thursday Conversation at 6.30pm Come along, enjoy a glass of wine and join in the conversation.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome.