09 Jul

WLAC Patron the Rt Hon Alan Johnson joins us for the second talk of our Summer Series

In the second of our Summer Series of talks, Alan Johnson will give a talk entitled Three Guitars, encompassing his love of music, books and football (with a bit of politics thrown in).

Alan Johnson served in the cabinet under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, where his roles included Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Trade and Industry, Education, Health and Home Secretary.

Having left school aged 15 and failed in his attempts to become a rock star, he joined the Post Office and became a local official of the Union Of Post Office Workers, rising through the ranks to eventually become the Union’s youngest ever General Secretary in 1992. Five years later he became the MP for Hull West and Hessle, a position he held through five general elections, standing down when the 2017 election was called.

He has written four best selling memoirs, chronicling his life in the slums of Kensington during the post-war 50s through to reaching one of the highest offices of State.

Alan kindly agreed to be a Patron of West London Action for Children in 2018.Read less

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06 Jul

Join us for the Opening talk of our Summer Series

Professor Anthony Costello in conversation with Krishnan Guru-Murthy – Tuesday 7th July, 7:30pm

In our opening Summer Series webinar, Professor Anthony Costello, Director of the Institute for Global Health at University College London will be in conversation with Channel 4 News’ Krishnan Guru-Murthy to ask if there’s A Future for our Children? He will explore the longer term consequences of Covid-19 for child health globally, and the threats from climate change and commercial exploitation.

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02 Jul

Join us every Tuesday evening for our Summer Series of talks

Each Tuesday evening this summer WLAC will be hosting our weekly Summer Series of topical webinars where eminent guest speakers will be discussing key issues facing vulnerable families and children in our current turbulent times. 

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