"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism
."
THOMAS JEFFERSON

Group portrait of all who gathered on Hilly Fields, Brockley, in August 1918.
Replicated on Sunday 19 July 2015, by those living in or feeling any connection with Brockley.



Brockley's festival of ideas was for everyone, especially those living locally.






THE MAIN SPEAKERS




CAMILLA BERENS

Chair of South East London Community Energy


'Creating local energy'


SEAN COUGHLAN

Broadcaster   


The future of education'



AERON DAVIS

Prof. of Political Communication


'What has the financial system ever     done for us?'


ROSARIO GUIMBA-STEWART

Director, Lewisham Refugee & Migrant Network


'Refugees & their challenges'


TASSIA KOBYLINSKA

Filmmaker (Goldsmiths College)


'Film as social action'



GABRIEL GBADAMOSI

Writer    


'The creative community as a condition of multicultural society' 


SWETAM GUNGAH

Mathematical Physicist


'Sensible about science'


OLIVER LEWIS

Campaigner


'Bring back British Rail'


HELEN MERCER

Lecturer in Economics


'The Private Finance Initiative:

how to end the rip-off'


IVO MOSLEY

Author 

   

'A constitution for a genuine democracy''


MICHAEL O'KEEFE

Positive Money


'Change money, change the world'


LUI SMYTH

Anthropologist


'Unconditional basic income for all.'


ANTHONY RUSSELL

Cultural Historian   


'An ethos for a social renaissance'   



JACQUELINE WALKER

Author

'From life to Action'


ANDY WORTHINGTON

Journalist & activist

'Demonising 'the other' - Tackling the rise of  racism & xenophobia'


NATASHA WORT

Committee of 'Uniting for Peace'


'How to save the world - 

  A Buddhist's Guide'

 

 


BRUCE MAULEVERER QC

Patron of the International Law Association


Contributing a piece on international law


to be read by:



  BOB BARRATT


 The opinions expressed by speakers were their own and did not necessarily reflect the views of the Brockley Society 




FESTIVAL COMMITTEE


Clare Cowen    

(Chair of the Brockley Society)

Dominic Eliot 

Gabriel Gbadamosi

Roger Lewis

(Chair of the St Johns Society)

Ivo Mosley

Xanthe Mosley

Anthony Russell

(An Advocate of Civil-isation)

THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF ALL TO THE DIGNITY OF RESPECT

 

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE 'NOW & THEN' EVENT IN HILLY FIELDS  - COURTESY OF CHANTAL FAUST   



"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world."

NELSON MANDELA