All Event Listing

Here is a list of all future events across the Community:

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JACS -The Impact of the Holocaust on Jewish Music

Tuesday January 26

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Join Viv Bellos, MBE, at 2.30 pm for an overview of music in Synagogues, concert halls and the home before, during and after WW2 with musical illustrations

This JACS event will be on-line using a Zoom meeting, starting at 2:30 pm

To join the meeting click the link below :

JACS On-line meeting

Meeting ID: 825 6540 3788

The meeting will be opened from 2:15 pm to allow you time to connect and chat.

If you do not have a computer, you can dial in by phone (standard call charges apply)

0203 481 5240
Meeting ID as above

Bring your own tea and cake!

 

For further information please contact Gay Saunders on 020 8864 0133 or communitycare@mosaicreform .org.uk

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Tea and Torah

Wednesday January 27

Study Torah with Rabbis Kathleen and Rachel

11 am Wednesday morning

To join the meeting via Zoom, please click the link below:

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Meeting ID: 870 4740 0200

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Holocaust Memorial Day – Harrow

Wednesday January 27

At 6:30 pm Rabbi Kathleen de Magtige-Middleton will be taking part in the Harrow Holocaust Memorial event – “Be a Light in the Darkness”.

Click here to join event via Zoom at 6:30 pm

Meeting ID: 865 6990 5030
Passcode: HOLOCAUST

After the event you can link to the National Ceremony at 7 pm: https://www.hmd.org.uk/ceremony

 

 

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Holocaust Memorial Day Talk by Fred Weil

Wednesday January 27

Join us at 8.00 pm when Rabbi Kathleen will introduce us to Fred Weil.  To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day we shall learn from Fred (cousin of Mosaic Reform member, Michael Reik) through a presentation of the events that occurred to his Grandmother Helena when she was transported to Theresienstadt on January 29th, 1942.  While there she kept a diary on the backs of family photographs which she had taken with her. Fred’s grandmother perished, but the diary survived and was given to Fred’s aunt after the war. The presentation uses some of the diary entries to give an insight into her life in Theresienstadt

Fred Weil’s parents were both refugees from Hitler and came to the UK from Czechoslovakia in 1939. They met and married in England where Fred was born. He grew up in Oxford amidst a refugee Jewish community.

Fred has been active in Holocaust education for several years helping at the annual Finchley Reform Synagogue Holocaust education sessions given to schools and to teacher training students from Middlesex University. He has given the presentation about his grandmother at The Wiener Holocaust Library, The biennial conference of the European Union for Progressive Judaism in Prague and at several synagogues.

 

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Meeting ID: 882 2339 2793

If you don’t have a computer / tablet / smartphone you can still call in (standard charges apply) 0203 481 5240
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Chat with a cuppa with Harry Grant

Thursday January 28

All Mosaic members are invited to chat with “recycled” Chairman of Mosaic Reform, Harry Grant!
How has the past month been for you?  Join us on the last Thursday of the month to catch up with friends and chat about whatever’s on your mind.

Please bring your own cuppa and cookies (optional)

2.30 pm for an hour or so

https://zoom.us/j/94138560666

or you can dial in from your phone at 0203 481 5237
Meeting ID: 941 3856 0666

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Tu B Shevat Communal Seder

Thursday January 28

There will be a communal tea and mini Tu B Shevat Seder with Rabbi Natasha starting at 4pm THIS Thursday 28th January

Please come and join Rabbi Natasha and bring along 3 types of produce from trees:-

  • 1 tree fruit with a stone or pit – This could range in size from an  olive to mango.
  • 1 tree fruit with an INEDIBLE EXTERIOR – This could be a nut or a citrus
  • 1 fruit such as an apple or pear

Please log on at 4pm using the link below

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88454607319

Meeting ID: 884 5460 7319

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2020 A Year in Turmoil in Israel. What Can We Expect in 2021?

Thursday January 28

Join us at 7.30 pm when Paul Gross, son of our member Jacqueline, will be speaking to us directly from Jerusalem on this subject.  As part of our “Israel Events”, Michael Reik will be introducing Paul.

Paul Gross made Aliyah at the end of 2007 having worked for two years in public affairs at the Embassy of Israel in London and prior to that completing a Masters in Middle East Politics from SOAS. Today he is a Senior Fellow at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, with responsibility for developing educational programming and public events in English at the national institute commemorating Israel’s sixth Prime Minister. He lectures to a variety of groups on Israeli history and politics and has written on Israeli and Middle East current affairs for several publications in Israel, the UK, the US and Canada. He has also appeared as a political commentator on two Israeli English-language news channels, i24 and ILTV.

Paul lives in Jerusalem with his wife and three children.  He stays connected to the “old country” primarily by watching English football and getting depressed by the current state of Arsenal.

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Meeting ID: 827 9788 5188

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Mosaic On-Line Tea Time Quiz

Sunday January 31

John Ashmele will present another entertaining on-line quiz for the Mosaic Jewish Community & friends. No winners, no prizes, just a lot of fun. Refreshments: whatever is left over from lunch!

Don’t forget the bumper picture round on www.ashmele.co.uk/blog/quiz.

 

 

Join Zoom Meeting at 4.00 pm on Sunday 31st January

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Meeting ID: 836 6939 7471

If you don’t have a computer / tablet / smartphone you can still call in (standard charges apply) 0203 051 2874
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Meet the Author – Dr Peter Altman

Tuesday February 02

Steve Levinson will interview Peter Altman at 2.30 pm.  Peter qualified as a biochemist in the 1960s and spent 20 years in medical research, gaining a PhD and a DSc.  After being made redundant in the 1980s, he went into medical book publishing, setting up his own medical publishing company which Peter ran for some 10 years.

He is also a Member of the Magic Circle and, rather impressively, and without the use of magic, Peter has held not one but two Guinness World Records (for the fastest journeys round the London Underground [1979]; and the Moscow Metro [1989]).

Peter started work on Mysteries at least 15 years ago, and came up with the approach of framing each of the 14 chapters as a question; Does Alien Life Exist? Is Time Travel Possible? How Did the Universe Begin? Does Payer Work? etc., and provides a personal ‘Best Guess’ answer to each unknown.

At the end, he has included his first attempt at science fiction.  This is a 3-part short story and, so as not to spoil the ending, Peter has hidden the last sentence in the Index.  It’s his thank you to those who buy the book……

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Meeting ID: 847 9658 2802

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Tea and Torah

Wednesday February 03

Study Torah with Rabbis Kathleen and Rachel

11 am Wednesday morning

To join the meeting via Zoom, please click the link below:

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Meeting ID: 870 4740 0200

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Meet the Rocket Scientist – Sam Phillips

Sunday February 07

Mosaic members and friends are invited to meet Sam. who will share what it’s like to work on rockets and ionocraft and answer the key question – how hard is rocket science anyway? (easier than you think!).  The event starts at 4pm.

Sam grew up at Mosaic and is an engineering student at UC Berkeley, California.  He is Business team lead and deputy propulsion team lead for STAR – UC Berkeley’s Space Technologies and Rocketry team.

Sam will be joined by some of his colleagues from STAR’s education and outreach team for breakout activities for children and teenagers.

Please let us know in advance if you would like to join a breakout so we can help Sam and the team plan.

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Meeting ID: 861 6719 1688

If you don’t have a computer / tablet / smartphone you can still call in (standard charges apply) 0203 481 5240
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JACS – Journalism – It’s Not All Fake News!

Tuesday February 09

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Join us at 2.30 to hear Jonathan Braude talk about, “Journalism; It’s not all fake news, sensationalism or biased reporting! …….At least: not unless the proprietor has an axe to grind (or money to make).

Jonathan, a business writer and former daily newspaper reporter,  will be presenting anecdotes and sober judgements from behind the computer screen.

This JACS event will be on-line using a Zoom meeting, starting at 2:30 pm

To join the meeting click the link below :

JACS On-line meeting

Meeting ID: 852 3176 2345

The meeting will be opened from 2:15 pm to allow you time to connect and chat.

If you do not have a computer, you can dial in by phone (standard call charges apply)

0203 481 5240
Meeting ID as above

Bring your own tea and cake!

 

For further information please contact Gay Saunders on 020 8864 0133 or communitycare@mosaicreform .org.uk

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Tea and Torah

Wednesday February 10

Study Torah with Rabbis Kathleen and Rachel

11 am Wednesday morning

To join the meeting via Zoom, please click the link below:

Join Tea and Torah

Meeting ID: 870 4740 0200

If you don’t have a computer / tablet / smartphone you can still call in (standard charges apply) 0203 481 5240
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Visual Story Telling with Robyn Wilson-Owen

Sunday February 14

We are delighted that talented local resident and Pinner artist, Robyn Wilson-Owen, will be joining us at 4.00 pm to talk about and show her wonderful illustrations.

Trained in theatre and puppet design, Robyn is an artist and illustrator specialising in hand drawn and hand made images.  She loves using dip pens, watercolours and pencil in bold but carefully chosen colours, and her work, however fantastical, is always rooted in everyday observations.

Robyn has illustrated both fiction and non-fiction including children’s books No Longer Alone by Joseph Coelho and Bloom by Anne Booth.

In 2021 Robyn’s  book Close Your Eyes will be published, her first as both author and illustrator.  You can see further examples of Robyn’s work on her website:
http://robynwilsonowen.com/

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Meeting ID: 875 5665 9678

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Meet the Author – Nadia Ragozhina

Tuesday February 16

Join us at 2.30 pm when Steve Levinson interviews Nadia Ragozhina.

Nadia was born in Moscow and moved to the UK in 2000. She is a senior journalist at BBC World News and has also worked for BBC World Service Radio and France 24 in Paris. Nadia writes and blogs about sustainability and zero waste living, which, other than books and her family, is her passion in life. She lives in London with her husband and two daughters.

Worlds Apart is her first book  : Two brothers grow up on the Jewish streets of Warsaw. At the turn of the twentieth century, Adolphe leaves to seek work and start a family in Switzerland. Marcus moves east, inspired by his Communist beliefs. In Moscow, he is arrested and exiled. They would never see each other again.

A hundred years later, Marcus’ great-granddaughter, Nadia Ragozhina, rediscovers the missing part of her broken family. Could she piece together the stories hidden for generations?

Love and separation, hope and paranoia – the lives of the patriarchs, their daughters and granddaughters are set against the Russian Revolution, Stalin’s repressions, the persecution of Jews across Europe and the Second World War. Worlds Apart is a rare portrayal of the tumultuous events of twentieth century Europe, seen through the eyes of six women who fought for the survival and happiness of their families.

www.nadiaragozhina.com

Nadia was also interviewed in Nov 27th 2020  thejc.com

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Meeting ID: 854 3162 9273

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Tea and Torah

Wednesday February 17

Study Torah with Rabbis Kathleen and Rachel

11 am Wednesday morning

To join the meeting via Zoom, please click the link below:

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Meeting ID: 870 4740 0200

If you don’t have a computer / tablet / smartphone you can still call in (standard charges apply) 0203 481 5240
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Mosaic On-Line Tea Time Quiz

Sunday February 21

John Ashmele will present another entertaining on-line quiz for the Mosaic Jewish Community & friends. No winners, no prizes, just a lot of fun. Refreshments: whatever is left over from lunch!

Don’t forget the bumper picture round on www.ashmele.co.uk/blog/quiz.

 

 

Join Zoom Meeting at 4.00 pm on Sunday 21st February

Click here to join Tea Time Quiz

Meeting ID: 836 6939 7471

If you don’t have a computer / tablet / smartphone you can still call in (standard charges apply) 0203 051 2874
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JACS – The Life & Times of Boris, the Photographer

Tuesday February 23

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Join us at 2.30 pm to hear about “The Life and Times of Boris, the Photographer” as told by Michael Bennett

Michael will be talking about the life and times of his late father, Boris Bennett. He has many entertaining tales to tell.

This JACS event will be on-line using a Zoom meeting, starting at 2:30 pm

To join the meeting click the link below :

JACS On-line meeting

Meeting ID: 868 1453 6530

The meeting will be opened from 2:15 pm to allow you time to connect and chat.

If you do not have a computer, you can dial in by phone (standard call charges apply)

0203 481 5240
Meeting ID as above

Bring your own tea and cake!

 

For further information please contact Gay Saunders on 020 8864 0133 or communitycare@mosaicreform .org.uk

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Tea and Torah

Wednesday February 24

Study Torah with Rabbis Kathleen and Rachel

11 am Wednesday morning

To join the meeting via Zoom, please click the link below:

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Meeting ID: 870 4740 0200

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Cooking with Judi Rose & Dr Jackie Rose

Sunday February 28

Join us at 4pm with authors Judi Rose, daughter of the legendary Evelyn Rose, and her cousin, Dr. Jackie Rose, a GP nutritionist.

Judi will demonstrate some mouthwatering, easy-to-follow recipes from their book and Jackie will talk about what is good and healthy about their ingredients.

They will discuss the  latest research on how diet can help build resilience and protect against illness – and will answer questions from the audience.

Those joining this zoom will be given a 25% discount code to buy their book ‘To Life, Healthy Jewish Food’

www.tolifebooks.com

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Meeting ID: 885 2576 8289

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Meet the Author – Maurice Collins, OBE

Tuesday March 02

Maurice recently treated us to his presentation in January showing us just a small part of his personal collection of weird and wonderful objects.

On March 2nd he will be interviewed by Steve Levinson focusing on his latest book Minding our own Business – so why don’t you mind yours’. This includes his own life story and career and covers 25 others who started their own amazing businesses who equally have had their own journey.

Originally Maurice worked in the printing industry, was a manufacturer of boxed games, imported and distributed fancy goods, was involved in the Exhibition business and property development and investment.  In this book he imparts advice to budding entrepreneurs with knowledge he has acquired over the years. Knowing Maurice, this will be informative as it follows the stories of many entrepreneurs relating their stories of their road to success.

Other books of his are ‘Kith and Kids’, ‘Eccentric Contraptions’, ‘Ingenious Gadgets’,  ‘Bizarre and Outlandish Gadgets and Doohickeys’ ‘Marketing History 1851-1951’ and this latest one as co-editor  of ‘ Minding our own Business – so why don’t you mind yours’ 

Proceeds from the sale of the Book are in aid of Kith and Kids, a charity very close to his heart.

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Meeting ID: 844 7515 7648

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Israel Talk – Jeremy Leigh

Thursday March 04

Exploring Issues of Culture, Identity & Diversity in Contemporary Israel

In the first of our talks from Israel under the Mosaic Israel section, Jeremy Leigh will be invited by Michael Reik to talk about a number of issues in Contemporary Israel at 2:30 pm.

Jeremy Leigh was born in London, moving to Israel in 1992. He is currently the Director of Israel Studies at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. For the last thirty years Jeremy has been heavily involved in developing the fields of Jewish travel, to sites of Jewish interest around the world. He runs an educational travel project  “Jewish Journeys” (which many members of Mosaic Reform have joined) and especially during the current lockdown has provided a number of online related courses. He is the author of a book also entitled “Jewish Journeys” published in 2007. Jeremy is an advisor to the ‘European Routes of Jewish Heritage’ project, under the auspices of the Council of Europe and the AEPJ.

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Meeting ID: 815 3254 7042

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Meet Brian Gilbert, Actor & Director

Sunday March 07

Join us at 4pm for an interview with Brian Gilbert.

Born in London in 1949, Brian spent his formative childhood years in Sydney, Australia. He was a child actor, appearing several times on Australian television. In 1969 he won an Open Scholarship to read English Literature at Oxford University, directing several plays while he was there, and then travelled, as an actor, to the United States with a semi-professional drama company.

Returning to England, Brian appeared in repertory theatre and in the films, VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED and THE EXPLORERS, prior to spending three years at the UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS), where his graduation film, THE DEVOTEE, won several prizes and much acclaim, particularly from David Puttnam – who commissioned Brian to write and direct his first feature film, SHARMA AND BEYOND, for Channel Four’s First Love series.

This led to many films directing a “Who’s Who” of stars, including Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Simon Russell Beale, Robert Hardy, Mel Smith and Michael Fassbender to name a few; and many film awards.

Since 2004, Brian has taught directing for the MA course at the NFTS; and since 2010, also the Directors Series there. In 2018, Brian became Co-Head of Directing Fiction at the NFTS and started a new course, ‘Directing the Actor’.

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Meeting ID: 864 2229 7951

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JACS – Jewellery & Precious Stones

Tuesday March 09

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Tony Weiss will be talking about jewellery and precious stones and describing how he came to work in the trade that he has been in for most of his working life.

This JACS event will be on-line using a Zoom meeting, starting at 2:30 pm

To join the meeting click the link below :

JACS On-line meeting

Meeting ID: 864 7974 0662

The meeting will be opened from 2:15 pm to allow you time to connect and chat.

If you do not have a computer, you can dial in by phone (standard call charges apply)

0203 481 5240
Meeting ID as above

Bring your own tea and cake!

 

For further information please contact Gay Saunders on 020 8864 0133 or communitycare@mosaicreform .org.uk

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Meet the Watercolour Portrait Artist – Harinder Sahota

Sunday March 14

Join us at 4pm when Harinder Sahota will be showing us how she creates her watercolour portraits.

Harinder, a local Pinner artist and teacher, is an exciting and versatile artist whose genres span portraiture, landscape and still life.  Her beautiful watercolours and oils range from the subtle and thoughtful to the vibrant and dynamic.

In addition Harinder teaches popular and well-received Watercolour Classes at the Heath Robinson Museum and the Harrow Arts Centre.

During her presentation Harinder will be giving us a fascinating insight into how she creates her watercolour portraits.

More details and links to Harinder’s work can be found on Instagram and at Harrow Open Studios.

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Meeting ID: 824 6190 7271

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Living & Working for Google in Israel – Paul Solomon

Tuesday March 16

Paul is the youngest son of Mosaic Liberal members, Janet and Alan Solomon. He is a Director of Communications & Public Affairs at Google and leads Google’s Communications teams in Israel, the Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Russia. Paul’s team is responsible for telling the story of Google in these diverse regions: showing how Google makes people’s lives easier and helps businesses grow, and protecting Google’s reputation in the media.

Before joining Google in 2011, Paul spent 10 years managing communications for Coca-Cola in the region, and was a media & political consultant at communications agencies in London and Tel Aviv.

Paul is married to Esther, who is the Opinions Editor at Ha’aretz.com. They made aliyah in 1998 to central Tel Aviv, where they live with their 4 children, aged 17 to 6, and their over-sized dog.

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Meeting ID: 847 1049 9541

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Meet Dr Johnson Beharry, VC COG

Sunday March 21

We are honoured to have Dr Johnson Beharry joining us at 4.00 pm to talk about his life story and all the work he is doing through his Foundation.

Dr Johnson Beharry, VC COG really needs no introduction. A British Army soldier, born in Grenada, who on 18th March 2005 was awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the British and Commonwealth armed forces, for saving members of his unit, the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, from ambushes on 1 May and again on 11th June 2004 at Al-Amarah, Iraq. He sustained serious head injuries in the latter engagement.

In addition to still serving in the army within the London District, he is now very active with his charitable foundation set up in 2014. The JBVC Foundation supports youths in getting away from gang culture and helps rehabilitate former offenders, helping with training and getting them into sustainable employment in the future.

https://jbvc-foundation.org.uk

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Meeting ID: 824 9457 8706

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JACS – Jewish Prisoners

Tuesday March 23

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Keith Simons visits Jewish prisoners all over England. He will be talking about their experience of being Jewish in a prison and how he is able to support them.

This JACS event will be on-line using a Zoom meeting, starting at 2:30 pm

To join the meeting click the link below :

JACS On-line meeting

Meeting ID: 894 1184 8404

The meeting will be opened from 2:15 pm to allow you time to connect and chat.

If you do not have a computer, you can dial in by phone (standard call charges apply)

0203 481 5240
Meeting ID as above

Bring your own tea and cake!

 

For further information please contact Gay Saunders on 020 8864 0133 or communitycare@mosaicreform .org.uk

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Steve Levinson interviews George Magnus

Tuesday March 30

Join us at 2.30 pm when Steve Levinson interviews George Magnus.

George has occupied a front row seat as events have challenged governments, economies and financial systems around the world since the Great Financial Crisis in 2008. He is widely credited with having identified the trigger points leading to the crisis and with helping us to understand its lingering consequences.

Once the Chief Economist of UBS, George now works as an independent economist, author and speaker. His views and opinions appear regularly in the written and social media, radio and TV. He is the author of The Age of Aging (2008) which assesses one of our leading contemporary economic and social challenges, and of Uprising: will emerging markets shape or shake the world economy? (2011), which considers the rise of and prospects for emerging markets, especially China. His latest book, Red Flags: why Xi Jinping’s China is in Jeopardy, was published by Yale University Press in 2018.

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Meeting ID: 864 7428 5550

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