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Marvin Rees

Marvin Rees started his career working for faith-based youth charities. He was later a broadcast journalist at the BBC until 2009 and continues to appear on BBC Radio 5 Live as well as local radio stations like Ujima and Bristol Community FM. He started working for the NHS in 2008 where he managed the Delivering Race Equality in Mental Healthcare action plan for Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. He then progressed to planning and supporting the development of strategic collaborations between city and regional partners and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust. In the US he took part in the Yale World Fellows Program and completed a Master’s degree in global economic development at Eastern University. He also worked on the initial effort to organise the response of faith-based organisations to Bill Clinton’s Welfare Reform Bill and sat on the National Executive of the Jubilee 2000 USA campaign for debt relief for the world’s poorest countries. He joined the Labour Party’s Future Candidates Programme in 2011. In 2012 he set up the City Leadership Programme, which invests in personal development, leadership skills and life-planning for talented but disadvantaged young people. He was elected Mayor of Bristol in 2016.

Events featuring this speaker

Bristol: One City – Shaping the Future

Marvin Rees, Jack Payne, Eve Szczelkun

Share your vision for the city and shape Bristol’s future on topics such as health and well-being, education and skills, growth, communities and transport and infrastructure.

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20 October 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm Watershed

Bristol: One City – Shaping the Future

Marvin Rees, Jack Payne, Eve Szczelkun

Share your vision for the city and shape Bristol’s future on topics such as health and well-being, education and skills, growth, communities and transport and infrastructure.

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20 October 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm Watershed

Social Mobility, Immobility and the Future of Cities

Torsten Bell, Anna Dixon, Paul Gregg, Marvin Rees, Kit de Waal

Cities have traditionally been the beating heart of the change, dynamism and social mixing that genuine social mobility requires. But is that still the case?

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20 October 2017 9:30am - 10:30am Watershed

Delivering for Bristol: The Mayor’s Annual State of the City Address 2017

Marvin Rees, Miles Chambers, James Brooks, Carolyn Hassan, Jack Payne, Eve Szczelkun, Julia Unwin

In his 2016 lecture, Mayor Marvin Rees put forward his vision for Bristol. Now he turns to how he is delivering this vision and looks at future plans for the city.

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18 October 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm Wills Memorial Building

The Future of Metro Devolution

Tim Bowles, Simon Cooper, Alaina Harkness, Peter Kurz, Marvin Rees

What will the next round of devolution bring? Is the government still committed to further and wider devolution? And what will devolution do for cities in the metro areas?

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18 October 2017 1:10pm - 2:30pm Watershed