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Andrew speaks on Space Science and Technology
Monday, July 15, 2019

”On 16 July 1969 at 8.32 am EST, the Saturn V rocket carrying the Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, at Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center set off for the moon. I suspect that many of us in this Chamber are old enough to remember exactly where we were and what we were doing at that moment as the world held its breath, came together and watched in awe these amazing events in black and white footage on our television screens. I can certainly remember where I was and the sense of wonder it sparked in me; I was 15 years old. It was only eight years before this that President Kennedy had set NASA this mission and seven months since NASA made a bold decision to send Apollo 8 all the way to the moon on the first manned flight, on a massive Saturn V rocket.” Read moreWatch the live debate and interview

Science Summer School 2019 with Professor Brian Cox OBE
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Making Britain the Best Place to Learn and Experience Science. See the programme. View more details at sciencesummerschool.org.uk

Andrew speaks on The Future of Seaside Towns
Monday, July 1, 2019

”My reflections today are concerned with the inner workings of this regeneration machinery, the inside view. My colleagues and I have come to the conclusion that large parts of this government machinery are fundamentally not fit for purpose in a modern enterprise economy.” Read more

Andrew speaks during debate regarding the case for delivering equality of opportunity and beneficial quality of life for young people
Thursday, May 16, 2019

"I want to talk about SMEs and the army of young entrepreneurs being generated in the British economy, not only in London but across the north of England. Many of them are one-man or one-woman bands; many of them face a mountain to climb daily." Read more


The Well North Programme
Monday, March 25, 2019

From 2015-2019 Andrew has led the Well North programme in 10 towns and cities in the North of England. He was asked to Chair and lead this programme by Duncan Selbie, the Ceo of Public Health England. Read more

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

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Andrew speaks on Space Science and Technology

15 July 2019

On 16 July 1969 at 8.32 am EST, the Saturn V rocket carrying the Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, at Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center set off for the moon. I suspect that many of us in this Chamber are old enough to remember exactly where we were and what we were doing at that moment as the world held its breath […] Read moreWatch the live debate and an interview

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