Social Enterprise: Which compromises will you make to reach your goals?

Institute for Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise Lecture Series Autumn 2016

Tuesday 6th December 5.30 (not 5) – 7pm 

Admission is Free; Open To All within and beyond Goldsmiths (No need to book) 

Ray Barron-Woolford

Social Enterprise: Which compromises – political, social, economic – will you make to reach your goals?


Ray Barron-Woolford is a multi-award-winning social entrepreneur, author (best known for Food Bank Britain), broadcaster (Talk Radio Europe), campaigner and activist in People Before Profit. He has experience in establishing and running three very different social enterprises. Ray has won several awards including the Pink Paper’s award for the Best UK LGBT Business of the Year, the London Chamber of Commerce’s awards for the Best London Business for Innovation, the best London Business for Customer Service, and was a finalist for the London Business Person of the Year award, and he won the Greenwich Council’s award for Best Greenwich Business for Enterprise. He has also received a medal from the Russian government for his work on Deptford’s heritage

Today’s talk will focus on the possibility of working out a reliable model for social enterprise based on my day-to-day practice and experience of success and failure.


Room PSH 326, Professor Stuart Hall Building (Opposite ICCE Office)

Goldsmiths, University of London, Lewisham Way, SE14 6NW

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Click for a list of all this Autumn’s speakers

Further enquiries to ICCE Department,

or to Dr Richard Hull



Social Innovation Speaker Series May – June @MASocEnt, Goldsmiths

As promised you lovely MA SocEnters, below is the provisional schedule/information for our incredibly high flying and thought provoking summer speaker series. If you thought our classes were filled with mind-blowing amounts of social innovation knowledge, think again, because we’re bringing some of Britain’s best & brightest to Goldsmiths. It will be free and open to the London social innovation community so please invite people you think would be interested. Room numbers/on campus locations are subject to availability so keep posted for that info over the next few months. Most events will be on Mondays 5 – 7 PM, but there may be one or two that take place at other times. The subject and format for each talk will also be flexible, but in general there will be a 1 hour presentation on a topic of interested followed by a 45 minute Q&A discussion. I have requested that speakers bring their most up-to-date reflections, research and knowledge to the table but we have not specified certain topics in order to allow for the freedom to explore new and uncharted territory during the sessions.

We have three unconfirmed dates but tentative confirmations from: Dr. Alex Nichols (Professor in Social Entrepreneurship Saiid, Oxford University) ; Soushiant Zanganehpour (Strategy & Special Projects Lead – Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship); and Dan McQuillan (Founder: Social Innovation Boot Camp; Board Member, Bethnal Green Ventures; Goldsmiths Lecturer, Creative and Social Computing).

Monday 19th May 5 – 7 PM – Jeremy Nichols, Director of the SROI Network-

Monday 26th May – Unconfirmed

Monday 2nd June – Rebecca Eastmond, Director of Philanthropy at JP Morgan and Christian Busch, Co-Founder of Sandbox and Associate Director of the Innovation and Co-Creation Lab @ LSE.

Monday 9th June – Tim Jones, experienced cultural and creative entrepreneur and consultant (

Monday 16th June – Debjani Ghosh – Senior Consultant at the New Economics Foundation.

Monday 23rd June & 30th June – Unconfirmed.