Time: 7pm for 7.30pm start
Venue: St Peter De Beauvoir, Northchurch Terrace, London N1 4DA
DR GRAHAM GUDGIN: ‘To restore our trust, experts need to stop getting things wrong.’
NORA MULREADY: ‘The Left is moving in a dangerous direction.’
DOLLY THEIS: ‘Public health is everything.’
Dr Graham Gudgin is Honorary Research Associate at the Centre For Business Research (CBR) in the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge and visiting Professor at the Ulster University. He is also Chief Economic Advisor at Policy Exchange in London and is a founder and editor of Briefings for Brexit, along with Professor Robert Tombs at Cambridge. An economist specialising in macro-economic forecasting, he has worked extensively on the economic impact of Brexit with colleagues at Cambridge and Ulster University. He was formerly Director of the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre in Belfast and from 1998-2002 was Special Advisor to First Minister David Trimble in Northern Ireland.
Nora Mulready is a political writer and commentator, who, prior to leaving the Labour Party earlier this year, was a Labour member and activist for almost 20 years. She has spent the last 12 years working in welfare rights and advocacy for people suffering from deprivation, including 5 years as the Senior Caseworker for David Lammy MP and 7 years in a welfare rights charity supporting older people in London.
Nora writes about topics such as the creeping authoritarianism within the Labour Party, the Left’s moral failures to challenge the rise of Islamism over several decades, and the moral basis of humanitarian military intervention in international affairs. Nora describes herself as a political pragmatist, rooted in the ethical politics of the old Left, but at odds with how the Left is manifesting itself today.
Dolly Theis is at the University of Cambridge completing her MPhil in Public Health and Epidemiology before starting her PhD at Cambridge’s MRC Epidemiology Unit. She is Director of 50:50 Parliament’s #AskHerToStand campaign and in 2017, stood as the Conservative Party parliamentary candidate in Vauxhall.
From 2015 to 2017, Dolly worked at the independent Westminster think tank, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), researching childhood obesity. She wrote the “Off the Scales: England’s childhood obesity crisis” report. In 2013, she co-founded the Cube Movement, the first social network against modern-day slavery and she remains a Company Director for the campaign’s parent charity, the Red Light Campaign. She is also an ambassador of the North East military veterans charity, Forward Assist.