Date: Friday 2nd July Time: 12.45-13.45 Location: Online (Zoom)

Event summary

Please join Good Homes Alliance and Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) for the inaugural Neil May MBE Memorial Lecture, which takes place online on Friday 2nd July, 12:45-13:45.

Neil May was an inspiration to many and helped shape the development of the GHA, in addition to a number of the SDF Alliance organisations including Passivhaus Trust, Alliance for Sustainable Building Products and Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance.

The speaker for the lecture is Karel Williams, Emeritus Professor of Accounting and Political Finance at Manchester Business School. He is also director of the ERSC funded Centre for Research on Socio Cultural Change. Karel will be speaking about ‘Foundational economy and foundational thinking about places’.

The introduction to the session will include a reflection on Neil’s life and achievements, followed by Karel’s lecture and a Q&A.



12.45 Introduction and reflection on Neil’s life and achievements

Foundational economy and foundational thinking about places, Prof. Karel Williams, emeritus professor of accounting and political finance at Manchester Business School and director of the ERSC funded Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change


13.45 Close


Key information and booking

Date: Friday 2nd July 2021

Timings: 12.45-13.45

Location: Online (Zoom)

Registration free via eventbrite, booking essential 


Further information: Please contact Larry Tate, Communications Coordinator, GHA,

Inaugural Neil May MBE Memorial Lecture

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