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Chamberlain Lecture

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Cratus is delighted to welcome you to join us for this year’s Chamberlain Lecture on Tuesday 21st September.

For 2021, we are to welcome one of the most dynamic figures in local government to deliver the lecture: Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol.

First elected Mayor in 2016 and re-elected last May, Marvin also recently starred in the acclaimed BBC documentary ‘Statue Wars: One Summer in Bristol’.

Drawing on all of this experience, Marvin’s lecture will focus on the challenge of delivering sustainable and inclusive growth for all communities. He will explore the vital role that UK cities have to play as we emerge from the pandemic and highlight the investment needed to make those regional ambitions a reality.

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.

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Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol

When and Where

Tuesday 21st September 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!

Places are strictly limited, so please don’t delay in registering your interest. RSVP by 13th September.

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