Southampton Success School - Week 1: with John Denham MP

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:25 in Courses
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Where: Richard Taunton College, Southampton www.richardtaunton.ac.uk/findus
Date: 27th March 2013
Time: 14:25
With: John Denham MP

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Biography of John Denham

Born in 1953, John Denham was first elected as Member of Parliament for Southampton, Itchen in 1992 and has retained the seat at the four subsequent General Elections. After 1997, John served as a Government Minister in various departments. In 2003 he resigned from his post at the Home Office in protest at the Iraq war. In June 2000 he was appointed by the Queen as a Privy Councillor and during a period on the backbenches he chaired the powerful Home Affairs Select Committee.

John returned to government in Gordon Brown’s first cabinet as Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills. In June 2009 John became Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, where he remained until 2010. The same year, John became Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in Ed Miliband's Shadow Cabinet. In 2011, John decided to stand down from the Shadow Cabinet to become PPS to Ed Miliband and spend more time in his constituency. John has decided to stand down at the next General Election.

John has three children and enjoys cooking, walking and music. He plays cricket for the House of Commons and is a season ticket holder at Southampton Football Club.

Session Summary

In an interactive interview with a member of the Dialogue Society staff John Denham MP will explore his journey to success, discussing the challenges that he faced, the inspiration, attitudes and actions that helped him overcome these and his advice to participants at the start of their journeys. A Q&A session will follow the interview, and participants, staff and speakers will have time to interact informally over refreshments.

  • 2.25pm Introduction from a Dialogue Society member of staff
  • 2.30pm Interview with speaker
  • 3.10pm Question and answer session
  • 3.30pm Closing remarks
  • 3.35pm Refreshments
  • 3.55pm End of the session

About the Success School

The Dialogue Society Success School is a five-week programme of weekly evening seminars intended to help inspire, encourage and equip young people to aspire to and work towards success.

Participants will hear the inspirational stories of a range of successful professionals in a friendly and interactive environment (4 sessions). The School also offers a workshop with Hamwic Speakers, in which participants will be able to develop confidence by practising public speaking skills.

Regular attendees will receive certificates.

Who’s it For?

The School is primarily intended for young people of 16-21 years of age in and around Southampton. We hope to welcome participants from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

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