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Craigmyle Lecture 2021


“The Re-invention of Giving”

Lord Bird

Tuesday 30 November 2021 at 6.45pm
Farm Street Church, Arrupe Hall
(in person)

The Rt Hon The Lord Bird MBE (John Bird) is a Crossbench peer and is perhaps best well known as the founder of The Big Issue newspaper.  Lord Bird’s work focuses on dismantling the root causes of poverty and homelessness in the UK, and the well-being of future generations on which subject he has a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Lords.  He also speaks on social enterprise, social mobility, literacy and the Arts.

The Lecture will be followed by a Reception.  Members may also wish to attend Mass beforehand at Farm St Church at 6pm.

Registration is required to attend this lecture and early registration would be appreciated.  Please register with the Catholic Union office at or on 020 8749 1321.

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We look forward to you joining us!