Events


Thursday 13th May 2021
How the Business of Sport (and Cricket in Particular) is Changing

Picture of Manoj BadaleManoj Badale OBE

Manoj Badale was born in Dhule, Maharashtra, India, but grew up in the UK. He studied economics at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.

Since 1998, he has been the co-founder of over forty businesses, largely technology related, all set up with his business partner Charles Mindenhall, which they manage through their venture building group – Blenheim Chalcot.

In 2013, Manoj led the Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG) for Rt Hon Matthew Hancock, when in position of Skills and Enterprises Minister. More recently, Manoj was recently appointed to the NHS Health Tech Advisory Board.

Manoj is heavily involved in charitable activities and is the founding trustee and chairman of the British Asian Trust and was also the chairman of Operation Smile UK until 2014. He was also a founding trustee of the charity Technology Trust. In June 2018, Manoj was awarded an OBE for services to the economy and charity.

Manoj has recently co-authored a book on the business of sport, A New Innings. Copies can be purchased here with all proceeds going to the British Asian Trust Covid Appeal.

7:30 pm – by videoconference

Please register on Eventbrite by clicking here.

The event is free to members, who should enter the promotional code they have been provided separately, on the top left of the checkout screen.

Non-members may attend for £5, or by joining the Richmond Society.


Thursday 17th June 2021
Richard Deverell – Director of Kew Gardens:
the Kew Gardens Strategy published in March 2021

Picture of Richard DeverellRichard is the fifteenth Director of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has devoted his career to leading innovative and ambitious improvements to public engagement and education. At the BBC he revamped the Children’s BBC channel with a mission to raise the quality of programming for children, introducing new content that would educate and engage them. Since joining Kew, he has led the refresh of Kew’s strategy, bringing expertise from Kew’s global science into sharper focus and more actively engaging the public with contemporary science and conservation in Kew’s beautiful historic gardens. He is a passionate advocate for the power of plants and fungi to help solve the critical challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century. He is also an official Champion for Food Forever, a global initiative that aims to secure biodiversity for the benefit of food security around the world.

7:30 pm – by videoconference

Please register on Eventbrite by clicking here.

The event is free to members, who should enter the promotional code they have been provided separately, on the top left of the checkout screen.

Non-members may attend for £5, or by joining the Richmond Society.