Annual Marlborough Brandt Lent Lecture

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One of the first aims of those who founded the Marlborough Brandt Group in October 1981 was to bring issues concerning global poverty and international development to as wide a constituency of people as possible. The annual Marlborough Brandt Lecture was established that same year in order to contribute to that purpose.

Since then over thirty lectures have been held, originally as a collaborative effort of MBG and the Marlborough Christian Aid Committee. From MBG's point of view the lectures have done a great deal to further the Group's aim to bring the problems facing the poorer nations of the world to a wider public.

The first lecturers were lured to Marlborough by Bill Spray, an MBG founder and its first President. Then in 1988 Nick Maurice, MBG's Founder Patron, took over the task. The lectures have shown the same passionate concern about justice and fairness for all that fired MBG's founders.

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Picture: 2012 Lord Boateng with Lord Joffe