November Colloquium: Professor Alan Walker on Fairness
What makes a good city? Wednesday 7 November. 12-1.30pm
All welcome – free entry
Alan Walker is Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology at the University of Sheffield. He has written widely on ageing and on other issues of social policy. He chaired the Sheffield Fairness Commission which reported in 2013.
Venue: UTU’s library area in the basement of Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Sheffield (entrance in Chapel Walk). Bring your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be available.
Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. Jeremiah 29:7
This autumn we are holding a series of three lunchtime colloquia at UTU with the theme: ‘What makes a good city?’ Most of us live in an urban environment but may give too little consideration to the elements that make that a good or bad environment in which to live. Many factors affect the environment, including architecture, transport, access to green spaces, cohesion, culture, quality of services like health and education and so on. For this series, we have chosen three factors that are arguably among the most important: economic prosperity, fairness and safety and security. Each of these themes will be introduced by a distinguished local speaker with relevant experience and responsibility. There will then be general discussion.
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