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Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture: Wajid Khan

Wajid Khan became Labour’s newest North West Member of European Parliament in June 2017. Before becoming an MEP, Wajid was a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. Wajid worked in the voluntary sector with young offenders. The Burnley race riots in 2001 inspired Wajid to develop a number of community cohesion projects, he has addressed the Civil G8 on inclusive education in Moscow, advised the Russian Ministry of Education on developing youth strategies and developed higher education programmes to increase academic participation amongst women in the south Asian community. The son of a taxi driver, Wajid was born in Burnley and served as a Labour councillor. He also serves on the Labour Party National Policy Forum and International Policy Commission. His talk is entitled: ‘Refugee: a collective responsibility’.

Thursday 28 February 2019 at 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
Venue: MGS Memorial Hall
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ISOC Dinner 2019

Inviting all MGS boys and ex MGS pupils and their families to come and celebrate the fourth annual ISOC dinner. On Saturday 9 March, we will be joined by Ali Qasim (OM 2011 – 13), Yass Al-Hassani (OM 1991 – 98) and Aasim Azizurehman (OM 2003 – 10) who will enlighten us with their tales and journeys through life. The evening will start with a reception at 6:00pm; dinner will be at 6:30pm. The evening will end with prayers at 8:30pm. The whole family is welcome to attend. OMs who would like a tour of the school please meet Mr Ahmed in reception at 5:00pm.
 
Saturday 9 March 2019 at 6:00pm
Venue: MGS Memorial Hall
Price: £10.00
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Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture: Dr Danielle Bewsher

Dr Danielle Bewsher is a mathematician/solar physicist at the University of Central Lancashire. Her first job after graduating with a PhD was at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, USA. She also worked at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory working on a science instrument for NASA’s STEREO space probes. She is a qualified ballroom dancing teacher, and mummy to Jonathan age 3. Her talk is entitled: ‘Predicting Coronal Mass Ejections’

Thursday 14 March 2019 at 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
Venue: MGS Memorial Hall
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Brexit and Beyond: The Future of the Conservative Party

At a moment of profound national crisis  – and just a week before the UK is scheduled formally to leave the European Union – the MGS Politics Department will be hosting a debate on the future of Britain’s governing party. Chaired by our Head of Politics Rick Kelly, Brexit and Beyond: the Future of the Conservative Party will involve a panel comprising Tory politicians and influential commentators from journalism and academe. There will, of course, be ample opportunity for audience participation during the Q and A session that follows.

Thursday 21 March 2019 from 7:00 – 8:00pm (Refreshments from 6:30pm)
Venue: MGS Drama Studio 1
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Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture: Marcus Bennison

Marcus Bennison was born in Derby and holds degrees from the UK and USA. He has lectured in colleges and universities here and abroad, been a Front of House Manager, a PRO, filled supermarket shelves and was once the worst card-sharp in the world. He has travelled widely, directed over 100 plays; sung in award-winning choirs; been hijacked in Burma and had a record banned by the BBC. He thinks his dyslexia is an advantage. A cook, gardener, walker, church and pub crawler, he currently lives in Nottinghamshire because the local hospitals are regarded as the best places in the UK to treat his form of cancer. His talk is entitled: 'God's Anointed or the Devil's Brood? - The Toleration of Idiocy, Eccentricity and Incompetence in World Leaders in the Seventeenth Century'

Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
Venue: MGS Memorial Hall
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JSOC Lunch 2019

JSOC lunch for all Jewish and affiliated MGS boys from any era along with their families. Come and celebrate the longstanding relationship between MGS, the UJIA and the Jewish Community. Kosher three course meal and drinks along with speaker Adam Wagner (OM 1992–99), Human Rights Barrister.

Sunday 31 March 2019 from 12:45pm (Lunch from 1:15pm)
Venue: MGS Memorial Hall
Price: £25 per head
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Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture: Ewan Fernie

Ewan Fernie is Professor at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, where he co-convenes the pioneering MA in Shakespeare and Creativity. His latest book is Shakespeare for Freedom: Why the Plays MatterRedcrosse, his collaborative civic liturgy for St George's Day, was premiered in Manchester Cathedral and Windsor Castle. Macbeth, Macbeth, the novel he co-wrote with Simon Palfrey, was described by Slavoj Žižek as "a miracle, an instant classic".  In collaboration with Birmingham City Council, he is leading the "Everything to Everybody" project, which aims to revive, reinvent and throw open to people the Birmingham Shakespeare Memorial Library. His talk is entitled: ‘Shakespeare and the Invention of the Modern City’.

Thursday 4 April 2019 at 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
Venue: MGS Memorial Hall
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Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture: Professor A C Grayling

Professor A C Grayling CBE MA DPhil (Oxon) FRSA FRSL is the Master of the New College of the Humanities, London, and its Professor of Philosophy. He is also a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. He is the author of over thirty books of philosophy, biography, history of ideas.  He is a columnist on the Guardian, the Times, and Prospect magazine. He has contributed to many leading newspapers in the UK, US and Australia, and to BBC Radios 4, 3 and the World Service, for which he did the annual 'Exchanges at the Frontier' series; and he has often appeared on television. He has been a judge on the Booker Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Vice President of the British Humanist Association, Patron of the UK Armed Forces Humanist Association, Honorary Associate of the Secular Society, and a Patron of Dignity in Dying. His talk is entitled: ‘Philosophy's two great questions’.

Thursday 2 May 2019 at 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
Venue: MGS Memorial Hall
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Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture: Professor Vincent Lloyd

Professor Vincent Lloyd is Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, in Philadelphia, and the Alan Richardson Fellow at Durham University. He is the author or editor of ten books including Black Natural LawAnti-Blackness and Christian Ethics, and The Problem with Grace: Reconfiguring Political Theology.” His talk is entitled: 'The Political Theology of Martin Luther King, Jr.'

Thursday 16 May 2019 at 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
Venue: MGS Theatre
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