Chamberlain Lecture Livestream
We’re excited to announce that this year’s Chamberlain Lecture will be delivered by Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol. As one of the stand-out figures in local government, this event is set to be one of the key highlights of 2021.
For the first time, our Chamberlain Lecture will be live-streamed for you to enjoy from any location.
About Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol
Marvin Rees was first elected mayor in May 2016 and fought a dynamic campaign to be re-elected in May 2021. He was the first person of black African heritage to be elected mayor of a major European city and describes becoming mayor as another expression of a deeper commitment to building a fairer, more inclusive world.
During his first term in office, Marvin has overseen the building of almost 9,000 homes, announced the development of a mass transit system and provided quality work experiences for over 3,500 children who wouldn’t readily have access.
Bringing fairness to the city council, he has achieved accredited Living Wage Employer status, and introduced Ban the Box. He led the successful bid to bring Channel 4 to Bristol and is leading the City’s response to both the climate and ecological emergencies. Building a compassionate city, he has kept all children’s centres and libraries open and led city-wide campaigns on period poverty and child hunger.
About the Chamberlain Lecture
The Chamberlain Lecture series is inspired by Joseph Chamberlain who started his political career as Mayor of Birmingham. He was ground-breaking in his approach to transforming local government and his motto “If we fail, let us try again and again until we succeed” is one that resonates just as strongly today.