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Leading social entrepreneur joins the Bradford Live team (press release)
Monday, October 15, 2018

Bradford Live, the ambitious regeneration project to transform the city’s landmark Odeon cinema into a world-class music, entertainment and events venue, has appointed Bradford-born peer and social entrepreneur Lord Andrew Mawson as its Patron. Read more

What inspires Brian Cox?
Friday, August 10, 2018

Brian Cox visited Plexal to host the 7th annual Science Summer School, which aims to inspire the next generation of British scientists and engineers. So we took the opportunity to ask Brian what inspired him... Click here for video, pictures and more details

Andrew suggests "Stop building health centres", in a debate on the NHS
Thursday, July 5, 2018

Andrew, taking part in Lord Darzi's debate on the NHS said: "First, we must return to the fundamental question …… "What is health?" as he commented: "Some 50% of our patients today do not have a biomedical problem: they have a housing, education or employment problem, or they are lonely." Read more

Thank you and congratulations! Infinity is a winner!
Thursday, May 3, 2018

For those of you not permanently glued to Twitter, I’m delighted to announce that September’s Infinity Festival has picked up another internal award at The University of Manchester, this time winning a Making a Difference Award for staff contribution to widening participation.

Andrew welcomes the Chancellor's Spring Statement
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Andrew welcomes the Chancellor's Spring Statement saying: "It is certainly good news to hear that the UK economy has grown every year since 2010;" and, whilst also welcoming the Chancellor's plans to "back enterprise and unleash our creators and innovators, our inventors and discoverers .." warned that bureaucracy was stifling the very enterprise we want to encourage to flourish. Read more

Andrew describes "The lessons learned" during a debate on volunteering
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Andrew describes "The lessons learned" during a debate on volunteering: "first, the value of co-production and of designing the programme with volunteers as much as possible; secondly, the benefit of offering a range of pick-and-mix volunteer opportunities;" and importantly, "thirdly, the power of “thank you” and a recognition of the importance of relationships," as he shows its real worth as "... 36 have gone on to secure employment as a direct result of their volunteering roles and experience." Read more

Andrew, speaking in a debate on the size of the House of Lords, emphasises the importance of having the right people
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Andrew, speaking in a debate on the size of the House of Lords, emphasises the importance of having the right people: "what we must all focus on and protect is the calibre and experience of those people who are called to sit in this Chamber .... your Lordships’ House is not centrally about numbers but about people." Underlining his point, Andrew stated: "... the future of this House is all about ensuring that we have the right people with the right balance of wisdom and practical experience over time." Read more

Plans submitted to transform a key site in East Ham
Monday, December 18, 2017

Plans have been submitted for the transformation of a key site in East Ham, east London, to deliver a striking new retail, leisure and residential development. Read more

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Leading social entrepreneur joins the Bradford Live team (press release)

15 October 2018

Bradford Live, the ambitious regeneration project to transform the city’s landmark Odeon cinema into a world-class music, entertainment and events venue, has appointed Bradford-born peer and social entrepreneur Lord Andrew Mawson as its Patron.

Read more

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