Death of Senator Edward Kennedy

August 26th, 2009  |  Published in News

James Townsend, President of the New Generation Society, today released the following statement:

“With the sad death of Senator Edward Kennedy, we must renew our commitment to the values and principles he fought to promote throughout his life.

“In 1961, President Kennedy explained that the torch had been passed to a new generation of Americans. For forty-seven years Senator Kennedy kept that torch alight for his own generation.

“Today, a new generation – our own generation – is charged with facing the fresh challenges and opportunities of this century. If we are to succeed, we must look to the example of bravery, determination and heroism that Kennedy and his brothers gave when they faced the challenges of their time.

“As we remember and give thanks for Senator Kennedy’s life and work, we must also pledge to keep the torch alight for future generations.”

‘The Importance of Music in Education’ – Katharine Kent

July 1st, 2009  |  Published in News

Katharine KentOn Thursday 4th June, Katharine Kent visited NGS York to talk to members about ‘The Importance of Music in Education’. She was speaking in her capacity as co-founder of the charity Future Talent. The primary aim of the charity is to find, fund and nurture musically gifted individuals aged between 5 and 18 who do not have the means or the opportunity to advance their musicianship. Read the rest of this entry »

NGS York ranked on university power list

June 25th, 2009  |  Published in News

NGS York has been ranked highly in the University of York’s ‘Power List 2009’. The list, compiled by York Vision, includes individuals and organisations which have made a considerable impact on campus life in the past academic year. Read the rest of this entry »

Godfrey Bloom MEP

May 30th, 2009  |  Published in News

On Friday 29th May, Godfrey Bloom, the UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, came to the University of York to talk to the NGS about ‘Our Future and Europe.’ Read the rest of this entry »

Lord Puttnam Delivers 2009 Kennedy Lecture

May 21st, 2009  |  Published in News

LectureLord Puttnam of Queensgate has delivered the 2009 Kennedy Lecture, at the University of York. The event was hosted at the university by NGS York.

In his introduction, the Society’s National President, James Townsend, described Lord Puttnam as ‘not a politician, but a man in politics.’

Speaking at the climax of the scandal surrounding MPs’ expenses, Lord Puttnam directed his talk at the need for a strong political system. In particular, he highlighted the pressing concern of climate change, but also addressed the wider problems of education and global human sustainability. The full text of Lord Puttnam’s lecture can be found here.

Later, Lord Puttnam took questions on a range of issues.

After the lecture, members and officers of the Society adjournerd to the Deramore Arms for the inaugural Kennedy Barbecue.

Post lecture photograph

The NGS launches new website

May 4th, 2009  |  Published in News

The New Generation Launched this new site on the 4th May 2009

Please bear with us as we fill it up with all our content!

Feel free to comment on posts as you wish.

On the new site you can find out more about the Society, sign up to our mailing list and keep with with all the news. Don’t forget to check out the Journal too!

Nick Clegg visits NGS York

November 2nd, 2008  |  Published in News

On Thursday 31st October 2008, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nich Clegg, addressed a meeting of NGS York. Students and members from all sides of the political spectrum came to pose questions. Read the rest of this entry »