On July 6th we are joined by Sam Gyimah MP Topic: 'A Country that Works for Everyone' Sam Gyimah MP Born in the UK and educated at state schools in the UK and Ghana, Sam Gyimah was elected MP for East Surrey in 2010. Sam serves as Minister for Prisons and Probation. He has previously served as Minister for Childcare and Education, Minister for the Constitution and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. He was a member of the…Find out more »
Our guest in September is Martin Bashir His topic: "Self affirmation v Self sacrifice" The BBC's Religious Affairs Correspondent, Martin Bashir, asks if the Christian Gospel is about subjugation or affirmation. Martin Bashir Martin Bashir is a world-renowned interviewer and award-winning broadcast journalist. He is best known for conducting a series of exclusive interviews and landmark documentaries on subjects as wide-ranging as Diana Princess of Wales, Michael Jackson and the nanny Louise Woodward who was charged with killing the child in…Find out more »
Our guest in October is Neville Lawrence OBE Topic: 'How You Cope With Atrocity' Neville Lawrence OBE Neville Lawrence, OBE is the father of Stephen Lawrence who was murdered by racists in London in April 1993. He is now a strong anti-racist campaigner who works hard to highlight the scourge of hate crime and how it damages individuals and communities. He helps to explain the reasons why we should never relent in our fight against those who want to destroy…Find out more »
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 »
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 »