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A series of lectures focused on the topic ‘Poverty in a World of Plenty’ is being organised by the Centre for Social & Environmental Justice to take place in St Aloysius’ College, Glasgow.

The first lecture will take place on Tuesday, 2nd SeptemberSir Harry Burns, former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, is the speaker, focusing on the links between poverty and social dislocation in the West of Scotland, as well as the wide differences in life expectancy that can be seen across the region. Sir Harry Burns will also offer some possible solutions to this issue.

The series continues on Tuesday, September 9th, when it is the turn of Sr Lynne Barron, Vocations Director for the FCJ Province and chaplain to London Goldsmiths and London Southbank Universities, who will turn the attention to poverty and women, and the potential impact of education.

Mary Colwell, award-winning television, radio and internet producer for the BBC, will close the series on September 16th with her examination of poverty in the natural world.

All lectures take place in St Aloysius’ College Hall, 45 Hill St, Glasgow, G3 6RJ at 7pm. Admission is free.

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