This year’s Chamberlain Lecture is set to be one of the key highlights of 2021. After a year of staring into our screens, we are looking forward to welcoming a select audience made up of our long-standing friends and clients to join Cratus and Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, for this year’s lecture.
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 oversaw 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.
When and Where
Wednesday 7th July 2021
Arrivals & Welcome Drink: 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
Lecture: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Q&A: 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Refreshments & Networking: 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Venue: Fora, 180 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB
Register your interest today!