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Andrew speaks during debate regarding the commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the massacre at Amritsar
Tuesday, 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. 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-being of sport, recreation and the arts in our lives Andrew reflects on one of east London's renowned artists, Frank Creber.Describing his style, Andrew noted that Frank's paintings "rather brilliantly capture the engagement in east London and the creative interchange between people and place." Read more

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-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


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Andrew speaks during debate regarding the commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the massacre at Amritsar

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.’

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