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George Lakey speaking tour: 4 - 18 October

US author and Quaker activist tours UK

ImageUS author and Quaker activist George Lakey is touring the UK mainly to talk about his new book Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can too (about how mass nonviolent struggle won radical changes).
George is also the author of Toward a Living Revolution: A five-stage framework for creating radical social change

Wednesday 4 October
NOTTINGHAM NG1 5JD
Viking Economics. Hosted by Five Leaves Bookshop in association with Nottingham Quakers as part of national Quaker Week. £3, incl refreshments. 7pm–8.30pm. Friends Meeting House, 25 Clarendon St. Booking essential: fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com. www.tinyurl.com/GLakeyUK4Oct

Thursday 5 October
HUDDERSFIELD HD1 4TR
Huddersfield Quaker Peace Lecture: ‘A divided Britain: what can we learn from the Nordics?’ Hosted by Huddersfield Quakers. 7.30pm–9pm. Huddersfield Quaker Meeting House, Church St, Paddock. More info: 01484 664 290; www.tinyurl.com/GLakeyUK5Oct

Friday 6 October
LEEDS LS1 3HB
Howard Clark Memorial Lecture: ‘A divided Britain: what can we learn from the Nordics?’ 5.30pm–8pm. Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre A (RB241), Leeds Beckett University, Portland Crescent. More info & registration: www.tinyurl.com/GLakeyUK6Oct

Saturday 7 October
PERTH PH2 8EB
‘A Divided Britain: What can we learn from the Nordics?’ A Viking Economics talk. Hosted by Quakers in Scotland. 4pm. The Subud Centre, 7 St Leonard’s Bank. More info: www.tinyurl.com/GLakeyUK7Oct

Sunday 8 October
GLASGOW G2 4PS
‘A Divided Britain: What can we learn from the Nordics?’ A Viking Economics talk. Hosted by Quakers in Scotland. 1.15pm. Quaker Meeting House, 38 Elmbank Crescent. More info: www.tinyurl.com/GLakey8Oct

ImageMonday 9 October
EDINBURGH EH1 2JL
‘A Divided Britain: What can we learn from the Nordics?’ A Viking Economics talk. Hosted by Quakers in Scotland. 7pm–9pm. Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace. More info: www.tinyurl.com/GLakey9Oct

Wednesday 11 October
LONDON W1W 7BY
‘Winning Campaigns in Polarised Times’. George Lakey draws from a variety of successful social movements in Europe, the US, and elsewhere to show principles of successful organising and strategy that apply to unions, NGOs, and other groups. 6pm–8.30pm. Portland Hall, University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield St. More info & registration: www.tinyurl.com/GLakeyOct10

Friday 13 October
LONDON WC2N 4EA
‘Living and loving on our edge: Gender- and sexually-diverse people in the struggle.’ Hosted by the Quaker Gender and Sexual Diversity Community. 7.30pm. Westminster Friends Meeting House, 52 St Martin’s Lane.

Saturday 14 October
LONDON N1 9PW
‘Quaker Activist Gathering 2017’. What does our Quaker faith prompt us to do in the world? 10am–4.30pm. LIFT Islington, 45 White Lion Street. More info & registration: Quaker Peace & Social Witness, www.forms.quaker.org.uk/qag-2017. www.quaker.org.uk/events/qag-2017

Saturday 14 October
LONDON NW1 2BJ
Viking Economics book event. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Waldo Williams Suite, Friends House, 173 Euston Rd. More info: James Newman 020 7663 1030. More info:
www.tinyurl.com/GLakeyOct14

Sunday 15 October
SHEFFIELD S1 2EW
Viking Economics book event. Hosted by Sheffield Quakers + Jepps Books. 7.30pm. Friends Meeting House, 10 St James’ St. Facebook event:
www.tinyurl.com/GLakeyOct15

Monday 16 October
NORWICH NR2 1EW
Viking Economics book event. 6pm-8pm. Norwich Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane. More info: 01603 624 854;
www.norwichquakers.org.uk

Wednesday 18 October
OXFORD OX1 3QY
‘Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can, too’. 11am-1pm. Herbertson Room, School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Rd. More info: Thomas Thornton, thomas.thornton@ouce.ox.ac.uk

Wednesday 18 October
OXFORD OX1 3QY
‘Time is running out! Strategy to accelerate the climate justice movement’. George Lakey’s Earth Quaker Action Group forced one of America’s largest banks to give up financing mountaintop-removal coal-mining. 7.30pm. School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road. Hosted by the Social, Economic & Environmental Justice Group of Oxford Quaker Meeting. More info: Alan Allport, alan.allport@st-annes.ox.ac.uk