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June 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hear inspirational personal stories from some extraordinary people making a difference in our world. The acclaimed ‘How to do good’ tour mixes performance with challenging and stimulating speeches and discussion about how everyone can help to address some of the great humanitarian challenges of our age – from the refugee and migration crises to gender equality, healthcare and education.

The successful tour, which is moderated by award-winning broadcaster and journalist Gavin Esler, has already been to Oslo, Stockholm, The Hague, Brussels, Paris, London and New York. It features remarkable figures working in the humanitarian sector, as well as experts from foundations, celebrities from sport, film and TV, and some truly amazing philanthropists.

Catch the tour in York to hear the moving personal stories of people making a difference in our world. Speakers include:

• Leonard Stall – Founder and Editor–in–Chief How to do Good – Essays on Building a Better World

• Rob MacGillivray, the person behind Save the Children’s search and rescue boat in the Mediterranean and the charity’s safety and security adviser

• Emi Mahmoud, former refugee from Darfur, now a UNHCR advocate and World Slam Poet Champion. Emi joins us having recently completed her epic ‘One Girl Walk’, a 1,000km journey collecting dreams for peace in war-torn Sudan.

All audience members will receive a complimentary copy of the coffee table book How to do Good – Essays on Building a Better World (London Wall Publishing, price $50).

The How to Do Good Tour

The speaker tour celebrates the book How to Do Good: Essays on Building a Better World, a collection of extraordinary personal stories from thought leaders, celebrities, statesmen and women, Nobel prize winners, social entrepreneurs, sportsmen and women, philanthropists and others, driving and inspiring positive change. Contributors include: Melinda Gates, President Jimmy Carter, Forest Whitaker, Matt Damon, Princess Astrid of Belgium and many more.


June 6, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


York Festival of Ideas
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St Peters School
York, YO30 6AB
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