Monthly Archives: September 2015

‘Eve-of- Run’ events, Sat, from 4.30pm, in St Thomas’s Church

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

Our main gathering of the year – please join us if you can, and bring
friends and family. A flyer and further information are attached.

Not content with an unprecedented 75 in the JDC/University team in the Great
North Run, we will be welcoming senior staff members from not one, but THREE agencies, each of which has an outstanding record in the fight against
global poverty, to our ‘Eve-of-Run’ events. [All three agencies will have
staff in our team in the Run on the Sunday.]

They are Tim Jones, Senior Policy officer at Jubilee Debt Campaign UK;
Diarmaid McDonald, Advocacy Manager at STOPAIDS; and Chris Venables,
Programme Officer at Medact. They will give HIGHLY CONCISE presentations
(following the format of ‘Just a Minute’, perhaps!) and answer questions
relating to debt, AIDS and climate change, respectively. An interesting and
inspiring event is guaranteed!

Because of its high profile, the event will constitute the 3rd ‘Newcastle
Jubilee Development Lecture’, co-sponsored by Newcastle University, the
Anglican Diocese of Newcastle and Jubilee Debt Campaign. The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, Cllr and Mrs Graham; Bishop Frank White and other
distinguished guests have promised to attend. The University’s Executive
Board will be represented by Richard Dale.

After light refreshments, the ‘Multi-Lecture’ will be followed by ‘The Sixth
Annual Service of Blessing for the Great North Run and those in need at home
and abroad’, from 6.00-6.30pm. This will be an accessible service of
Christian worship, Revd Catherine Lack presiding, to which those of all
faiths and none are invited. It is sponsored by the Newcastle University
Chaplaincy and North East CALL TO ACTION.

Let’s see ‘St Tom’s’ packed out for these unique events!

With every good wish,

David

Dr David Golding CBE
Development Coordinator, North East CALL TO ACTION

Download: Eve-of-Run Events – Flyer and Information

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“Bizarre, Absurd” by Dr David Golding – Complaint about the BBC programme, “What’s the point of …the Met Office?” (Wed 5th August, Radio 4)

David Golding’s complaint to the BBC about a Radio 4 broadcast on climate change has been trending in the Climate Coalition website. David submitted a copy of his complaint to the John Ray Institute, where he serves as an associate, and this was later published at the JRI’s website. It has been picked up from there by the Coalition.

Here is the link to the Climate Coalition’s website about David’s letter: http://goo.gl/nuWF4K

From the JRI’s website: http://www.jri.org.uk/blog/bizarre-absurd-by-dr-david-golding-complaint-about-the-programme-whats-the-point-of-the-met-office-wed-5th-august-radio-4/

Here is the link to the BBC Radio 4’s broadcast, ‘What’s the Point of…The Met Office?’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06418l5

 

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