Mile End Group 104- Sure Start: Its Challenge to the Conventional Machinery of Government by Dame Tessa Jowell

26 March 2014

Time: 6:30pm
Venue: TBC - Will be emailed to attendees a week in advance.

Described by Tony Blair as 'having a rare integrity, rarely seen in politics' Dame Tessa Jowell DBE has been the Member of Parliament for Dulwich and West Norwood since 1992. A member of both Blair and Gordon Brown's Cabinet's, Dame Tessa was 'Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport between 2001 and 2007. In 2004 she launched, and in 2005 presided over, London's successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. Dame Tessa was educated at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Aberdeen, and Goldsmiths College University of London. Prior to entering Parliament she was a social worker and administrator at the mental health charity, Mind. She became a Dame in the 2012 Birthday Honours list.

As founder of the 1998 Sure Start scheme - which aimed to give children the best possible start in life by improving childcare, early education, health and family support - Dame Tessa is uniquely placed to comment on its challenge to the conventional machinery of government. This event will be of significant interest to students, business people, civil servants and academics.

A drinks reception will follow the lecture.

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