York ‘ISSP 7-8’ Lecture

‘ISSP7-8’ is a termly event for years 7 & 8 running from 7 to 8 pm where high profile speakers enthuse and inspire through a 1 hour lecture.

For the final event in the series this year we are delighted that Ian Donaghy, a well-known York character who is larger than life is coming to talk about manKIND – The Power of Kindness. The talk will explore human nature and how communities are improved when we all work together.

Ian Donaghy’s infectious enthusiasm & humorous empathetic approach have made him a popular conference speaker all over the UK. Angela Rippon CBE describes him as “Highly entertaining & deeply thought-provoking”.

In 2014 Ian’s book “Dear Dementia: The Laughter & the Tears” was published by Hawker Publications & in under a year has reached 24 countries & been included on the Alzheimer’s Society Reading Well prescribed list of only 25 books for dementia care. His latest book “The Missing Peace: Creating a life after death” has been described as ‘ground breaking’, ‘uniquely beautiful’ and a ‘200 page cuddle’ . If you haven’t read them there may be an opportunity to buy them on the night after the talk!

During a 20 year career teaching young people with learning difficulties Ian was seconded by the Home Office to set up inclusion units in schools for vulnerable students focusing on the individual, celebrating what they can do to raise their aspirations.

Date: Thursday 7th June
Time 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: University of York