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Speaking in a debate regarding the commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the massacre at Amritsar, Andrew, reminding us all of the great statesman Gandhi was, said: 'Gandhi, like Mandela, dug into the detail and joined the dots in such moments. These figures were deeply immersed in the machinery and life of their communities. Their antennae were tuned, their minds and bodies engaged at a deep level. Gandhi was a disrupter. He understood that the key to the future lay beyond simple reason and argument.' 'He saw, as a doer', said Andrew, ' what talkers failed to see, so blinded were they by what they thought they knew'. Read more
Andrew reflects on one of east London's renowned artists, Frank Creber
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Debating the contribution to our well-
Getting behind people’s dreams
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sachs mentioned the work at Bromley by Bow in this BBC Thought for the day piece. Listen to the interview on BBC Radio 4.
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-
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-
19 February 2019
Speaking in a debate regarding the commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the massacre at Amritsar, Andrew, reminding us all of the great statesman Gandhi was, said: 'Gandhi, like Mandela, dug into the detail and joined the dots in such moments.’