Eden Breakfasts 

Eden Breakfasts
Eden Wild Goose
First Saturdays 8.30-10am
Carlisle Golf Club
 
Cost £10 per person for a full English and a speaker.
Bookings
David Johnson 01228 562383
d.e.johnson@btinternet.com
 

4 September
John Stevenson MP 
John was educated in Aberdeen and graduated from Dundee University qualifying as a solicitor in 1990.  He was elected Conservative MP for Carlisle in 2010 and has subsequently retained his seat.  He plans to speak on how he entered politics, the national and local scene, and the role of faith in politics
 
2 October
Vanessa O’Dea
Vanessa was appointed Director of Education, Carlisle Diocese.  A graduate of Edinburgh University where she read Religious Studies and History of Art and, prior to returning to Cumbria, taught Religious Instruction at a school in Surrey.  She is married with three young children
 
6 November
Rev’d Ian Johnston
Ian was born and raised in Carlisle before attending teacher training college in Hull and taking up his first teaching post in the East End of London.  He returned to Carlisle in the early 90s and subsequently took the post of Headteacher at three primary schools in and around the city.  He was ordained in 2013 and has served as an SMM priest since.  He is married with two grown-up children and two grandchildren  
  
4 December
Frank Peck
Professor of Regional Development at the University of Cumbria.  Frank has undertaken research on the economy of Cumbria for over 20 years covering many events that have tested the resilience of communities across the County.  He is an active member of a local parish church where he currently serves as churchwarden
 
2022
 
5 February 
Dr Niru   
Nirmalan Arulanantham is a Consultant specialising in General Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology at Cumberland Infirmary.  He is married to Rachel and they have an eight year old son.  He attends St James Church Carlisle
           
5 March         
Caroline Kennedy
Caroline is currently chaplain to the Carlisle and Ambleside campuses of the University of Cumbria and has recently been chaplain to Trinity School, a Church Academy in Carlisle.  Before ordination she spent 12 years teaching in large comprehensives and then worked as Ecumenical Chaplain to Northumbria University and Carlisle College as well as doing some peripatetic teaching in primary schools
 
2 April           
Dr Charles Hanson 
A retired Senior Lecturer in Economics at Newcastle University.  Charles would prefer Economics still to be called Political Economy because all economic policies are decided by government.  The title of his talk is ‘The British Constitution – is it fit for purpose?’
 
12 May           
Michelle Skeer
The Chief Constable of Cumbria since 2018, Michelle has spent the whole of her career in this county and held roles at every rank.  She is the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for the Management of Sexual Offenders and Violent Offenders – a role requiring working with other agencies including the Home Office