Saturday September 16th is on ‘Philanthropy’ and focuses on the famous Cadbury/Bournville development. Here a Quaker initiative drove care of factory work force to a quite remarkable level. The factory had two swimming pools, a concert hall and a library and, so they did not have to stand in wet feet during the working day in winter, female employees were given snow shoes and these developments were only a small part of a much wider story.
Saturday the 28th October will be on the malign effects of tax havens and will be led by Rev David Haslam. Here we will consider how money diverted to tax havens could be used for alternative social good such as training teachers, nurses and doctors for example and the scale upon which havens operate.