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Our Thursday Conversation will be with Chuka Umunna MP "In Conversation". Chuka Umunna MP A corporate employment law solicitor by profession, Chuka studied English Law and French Law at the University of Manchester and the University of Burgundy, followed by Nottingham Law School. He trained and practised at the international City law firm Herbert Smith where he acted for businesses, from global conglomerates to family-run firms working on commercial transactions and high-value civil litigation. Later he worked at the central…Find out more »
Our guest in December is Baroness Sayeeda Warsi Topic: ‘The Enemy Within, A Tale of Muslim Britain’ Britain has often found groups within its borders whom it does not trust, whom it feels have a belief, culture, practice or agenda which runs contrary to those of the majority. From Catholics to Jews, miners to trade unionists, Marxists to liberals and even homosexuals, all have at times been viewed, described and treated as 'the enemy within'. Muslims are the latest in…Find out more »
Our guest in January is Alexander McLean Alexander McLean Alexander McLean Alexander McLean is the founder and Director General of African Prisons Project, a registered charity working to establish the world’s first prison-based law college and law firm. The project works as a community of prisoners, ex-prisoners, prison warders, lawyers and lay people to put the power of the law into the hands of the poor. So far more than 3000 people have been released from prison having accessed legal…Find out more »
Thursday Conversations: “Building Bridges Not Walls: the role of faith communities and LGBT communities in Britain”
Our guest on Thursday 1st February is Ruth Hunt Topic: "Building Bridges Not Walls: the role of faith communities and LGBT communities in Britain" Ruth Hunt Ruth Hunt is the Chief Executive of Stonewall. Ruth was appointed in August 2014, having worked in senior positions in the organisation since 2011. She has successfully led the development of Stonewall’s groundbreaking policy, campaigns and research outputs, including its work to tackle homophobic bullying in schools, effective interventions to improve the health of…Find out more »
Our guest on Thursday 1st March is Jonathan Aitken, a former Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister and Prisoner.
Topic "Prison Reform and the Rehabilitation of Offenders"
April 5th Bonnie Greer OBE 'In Conversation'Find out more »
May 3rd Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, Topic: ‘Jeopardy and the Risk of Playing it Safe’Find out more »
June 7th Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe In Conversation'Find out more »
Dream of a King : What is Martin Luther King Jnr’s legacy? Are the things that Martin was fighting for right up to his death still relevant today in 2018? This is a specially edited 15 minute performance of Dream of a King is an hour long, one man play about Martin Luther King Jnr written & performed by Christopher Tajah. For the ‘Thursday Conversation’ Christopher will perform a specially 15 edit of the play. It explores some of the…Find out more »
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 in September is Nicola Williams, Service Complaints Ombudsman to the Armed Forces Nicola…Find out more »