Thinking Lunches 2017-18
at Marlborough Road Methodist Church,
Marlborough Road, St Albans, AL1 3XG
12.30 pm to 1.30 pm on the first Thursday of each month.
Half an hour talk and then discussion.
Tea/coffee/squash provided, but bring your own sandwiches.
Parking is available at the Maltings car park.
Donations will be gratefully received to cover expenses, and any profits will be given to the speaker for a charity of their choice.
Thursday 7th September 2017
Ruth Dearnley, Chief Executive Officer, Stop the Traffik
STOP THE TRAFFIK – fantasy, fiction or fact?
People should not be bought and sold
Is it possible to put an end to people trafficking, the fastest growing crime in the world today?
Thursday 5th October 2017
Simon Grover, Local Green Councillor for the St Peter’s Ward
How St Albans can save the planet
Thursday 2nd November 2017
The Reverend Dr. Leslie Griffiths, Lord Griffiths of Burry Port
Should the House of Lords be abolished?
Thursday 7th December 2017
Penny Williams from Amnesty International
Human Rights for All? Is this possible?
Thursday 4th January 2018
The Very Reverend Dr Jeffery John, Dean of St Albans
How True is the Christmas Story?
Thursday 1st February 2018
Tim and Mayonne Coldicott of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
Saving Israel – What next for the Palestinians?
Thursday 1st March 2018
The Reverend Paul Hackwood, Executive Director of the Church Urban Fund
(Paul initiated the St. Albans Sleep Out for the homeless)
A Christian Response to Terrorism
Thursday 5th April 2018
No meeting today as it is Easter Thursday
Thursday 3rd May 2018
Dr Richard Webster, Lawes Trust Senior Fellow at Rothamsted Research
GM Crops: ‘Frankenstein’ food, or the future?
Thursday 7th June 2018
Elliot Steinberg of the Council for Christians and Jews (CCJ)
(75 years since the inception of the CCJ)
Title: to follow