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'Magna Carta and the Struggle for Justice:

The Common People and Resistance to Empire'


17th June 2015

6:05pm at St Mary-le-Bow Church


Lecture by Dr Wilf Wilde, Fellow St Johns College Durham University


A month after the 2015 UK election, this talk looks at the parallels between the Magna Carta’s issues and those of our own global politics and economics. The City of London and the Church gained a charter for their liberties in 2015 on the back of the feudal barons fighting over their participation in the politics of 1215.


What can we learn in our struggles for justice and against Empire in a world dominated by war and injustice? For we also live in a world run by an oligarchic elite, who often do not speak the same language, understand the issues or care much about the people they rule?



Dr Wilf Wilde is a Visiting Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University. Dr Wilde has had a varied career in the oil industry, in the City of London, and latterly as Marketing Director at the Energy regulator, Ofgem. Since leaving the City he co-founded a Christian led inter-faith agency working on employment with black majority churches, migrants to London, and in Afghanistan. He is also a founder member of the JustShare.

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