Published: 23 Apr 2015

How to make politics matter

Our latest Master Speaker, Tom Hamilton-Shaw from the Red Cross, gave a stimulating talk about engagement with important social issues through advocacy

Tom Hamilton-Shaw is a public policy strategist at UK, European and global levels. He studied Philosophy at the University of Bristol, specializing in political philosophy, before gaining his MSc in International Development. He is currently the Policy and Advocacy Manager at the British Red Cross where he specializes in relieving humanitarian suffering by garnering policy and practice change from the UK Government.

In his hour-long talk last week, Mr Hamilton-Shaw spoke in detail about the techniques that make for effective advocacy as part of any political decision-making process. His lecture presented clear approaches to the business of solving problems, as well as showing how indviduals can make a difference in changing the lives of those more dependent on political and social aid. 

Picture of the talk can be seen in the gallery below: