Advisory board

 

PROFESSOR DAVID DREWRY

Vice-President at European University Association. Between 1999-2009 he was Vice Chancellor of the University of Hull.

 

 

 

 

MR ANTHONY  McREAVY

Chief Executive at East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust, a £10M turnover charity, with over 400 employees delivering sport, leisure, arts and culture services in East Renfrewshire. We operate 10 libraries, 4 sports centres with pools, sports and arts development programmes, a 350 seat theatre and a wide range of halls and community facilities.

McReavy is also Chair of VOCAL (the Voice of Chief Officers in Culture and Leisure in Scotland), the representative body for strategic managers working in Scotland’s culture and leisure services; Non-Executive board member of Hull Truck Theatre, and non-executive Director of Hull City of Culture. Until 2015, McReavy was Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Hull.

 

ROFESSOR LORD BHIKHU PAREKH
Emeritus Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Hull

Educated at the Universities of Bombay and London, Lord Bhikhu Parekh is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences and a Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Westminster. He has been teaching at the University of Hull since 1964, and is also a visiting professor at several international institutions. He was Deputy Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality from 1985 to 1990, and chaired the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain, whose report (the Parekh Report) was published in 2000. He has also authored ten widely acclaimed books on political philosophy which have been translated into 15 languages.

Lord Parekh’s main academic interests include political philosophy, the history of political thought, social theory, ancient and modern Indian political thought, and the philosophy of ethnic relations.

He has received many awards throughout his career including the Distinguished Global Thinker Award by the India International Centre Delhi (2006) and the Padma Bhushan honours in the 2007 Indian Republic Day Honours list.

 

Educated at the Universities of Bombay and London, Lord Bhikhu Parekh is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences and a Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Westminster. Lord Parekh was chair of the Runnymede Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain(1998-2000), whose report, The Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain, was published in 2000. He is vice-chairman of the Gandhi Foundation, a trustee of the Anne Frank Educational Trust, and a member of the National Commission on Equal Opportunity.

His main academic interests include political philosophy, the history of political thought, social theory, ancient and modern Indian political thought, and the philosophy of ethnic relations.

Professor Parekh is the author of Rethinking Multiculturalism: Cultural Diversity and Political Theory (2000); Gandhi (2001); Colonialism, Tradition and Reform (1999); Gandhi’s Political Philosophy (1989); Contemporary Political Thinkers (1982); Karl Marx’s Theory of Ideology (1981); and Hannah Arendt and the Search for a New Political Philosophy (1981).

Lord Parekh has received many awards throughout his career: the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for lifetime contribution to political philosophy by the Political Studies Association (2002); the Distinguished Global Thinker Award by the India International Centre Delhi (2006); the Inderdependence Prize from the Campaign for Democracy (New York, 2006), and the Padma Bhushan honours in the 2007 Indian Republic Day Honours list.