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How to Make a Difference is Focus of Tillotson Lecture

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Bolton School Boys’ Division is opening its doors, both physically and virtually, as it sends out an invitation to attend this year’s Tillotson Lecture entitled: ‘To Live is to Serve’, which will focus on how to make a difference in the modern world.

The speakers (full bios below) are two former pupils: Max Hopinskon, Chief Instructor and Co-Founder of Bind; and Philip Worthington, MD and founder of European Lawyers in Lesvos.

The lecture, in its 49th year, will be held on 14 March from 7.00pm as a hybrid event – both in School and virtually and guests are also invited to post-event refreshments in the Leverhulme Suite. Whilst there is no charge and tickets will not be issued, it would be helpful in assessing seating requirements if those wishing to attend would let us know to confirm numbers. Please contact bdinfo@boltonschool.org to register.  

Max Hopkinson (Class of 2002) – Chief Instructor and Co-Founder, Bind

After 14 years at Bolton School, Max left to study business at The University of Nottingham. Following graduation, he continued his education by completing an MBA at The Bradford School of Management and was later awarded an Executive Scholarship in Marketing at The Kellogg School of Management in Chicago. Professionally, Max has worked in digital marketing for over 15 years, starting at ao.com, and later running part of Google’s retail business in London. He left Google to start Bind, a marketing agency which has won multiple awards for its client work and innovative organisational culture. In his free time Max focuses on family, charity and endurance running. This makes him very tired! 

Philip Worthington (Class of 2003) – Managing Director, European Lawyers in Lesvos

Philip’s time at School spanned 1989 to 2003 and he went on to study History at the University of York and gained an MPhil in History from the University of Cambridge. He then qualified as a lawyer. After having worked in a commercial law firm in London for four years, he moved to the Greek island of Lesvos in January 2016 to volunteer in response to the ‘refugee crisis’ that affected Greece, and Lesvos in particular, in late 2015/early 2016. In June 2016 he set up a human rights charity on Lesvos to provide free legal aid to refugees on the island. This charity is called European Lawyers in Lesvos (ELIL) and has since expanded to Samos and Athens. The aim of its work is to uphold the rule of law, protect human rights and ensure meaningful access to legal assistance. Since being established, ELIL has had almost 300 volunteers, provided free legal aid to over 13,000 refugees and received seven international human rights awards.

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