Britain is the world’s fifth richest country, yet poverty in Britain is rising. With paid work failing to reduce poverty for many, how can Britain best tackle this growing issue?
Frank Field, MP Member of Parliament for Birkenhead
Frank Field was appointed Chairman of the Independent Review on Poverty and life chances in June 2010.
John Bird MBE, Founder and Editor-in Chief, The Big Issue.
Julia Unwin CBE, Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Julia Unwin is Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.
Kate Wareing, Director of Poverty programme, Oxfam UK.
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2 April 2019
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Following his return from the British Antarctic (Nimrod) Expedition of 1907-1909 Sir Ernest Shackleton lectured at many venues across the UK, including at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester on Friday 5 November 1909.
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