Literature: Paul Lindley’s Raising The Nation – in conversation with Andy Burnham
- Tue 14 Nov 2023
- 6:00 pm
Blackwell’s is thrilled to be welcoming award-winning British entrepreneur and social campaigner Paul Lindley to Manchester for the launch of his new book RAISING THE NATION: How to Build a Better Future for Our Children (and Everyone Else). Paul will be in conversation with Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester.
Doors: 5.30, starts: 6.00
Tickets are £5.00 or free when pre-ordering a copy of the book. RAISING THE NATION will be available to purchase on the night and Paul will be signing copies after the talk. If you would like a signed copy but cannot make the event, please contact us on 0161 274 3331 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Blackwell’s can arrange this for you.
About the book:
Children today grow up in an increasingly volatile, complex and uncertain world. Theirs is a generation disempowered from steering their lives while society’s systems are failing to provide the support they need. Yet, a country only prospers when its children – from all walks of life – thrive, meaning that the United Kingdom now faces some consequential choices. Raising the Nation builds a compelling case showing why we must nurture smart, strong and kind children to one day inherit the stewardship of society. Setting out big public policy ideas, enhanced by contributions from academic and campaigning experts, as well as those with lived experience, including London Mayor Sadiq Khan, singer and activist Charlotte Church, and ex-prime minister of Denmark and former CEO of Save the Children International Helle Thorning-Schmidt, this book is a manifesto to deliver our brightest possible future. Reframing political success, it shows why we must prioritise child-centred policies to ensure the future strength of our communities, environment and economy.
About the author:
Paul Lindley OBE is an award-winning British entrepreneur, social campaigner and best-selling author. In 2006 he founded Ella’s Kitchen, the UK’s largest baby food brand. In 2018 he was appointed Chair of London’s Child Obesity Taskforce by Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, and was appointed Chancellor of the University of Reading in 2022. In 2019 he founded just IMAGINE if… a biennial innovation competition supporting entrepreneurial ideas addressing global challenges. He is Chair of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK, sits on the board of environmental beer brand Toast Ale and is a Trustee of Sesame Workshop, creators of Sesame Street. His first book, Little WIns: The Huge Power of Thinking Like a Toddler was published in 2017.