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This years Dean Lecture at Goldsmiths College was delivered by Tessa Jowell MP, Minister for the Olympics, Cabinet Office, and Minister for London… among several of her responsibilities.

Mayor of Lambeth with the Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP

Mayor of Lambeth with the Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP

Tessa spoke about the future of London: the city that will emerge from the economic downturn and the role of London 2012 in fuelling the economic recovery, bringing communities closer together and driving positive social change.

Mayor of Lambeth at Goldsmiths following the lecture by Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP

Mayor of Lambeth at Goldsmiths following the lecture by Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP

Tessa is a past student of Goldsmiths and has long term connections with the area. She was asked a some tough questions by the audience; something I guess you should expect from a lecture at Goldsmiths.

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A major ‘Festival of Sport’ that will kick off Lambeth’s countdown to the 2012 Olympic Games is being held on Saturday 5 September, and Lambeth residents are being invited to put on their sports kit and get involved.

Mayor of Lambeth meets the 2012 team at the Activate Sports Festival

Mayor of Lambeth meets the 2012 team at the Activate Sports Festival

Kennington Park played host to Lambeth’s first annual borough-wide sport and cultural festival – Activate 2009.

Mayor of Lambeth with Council leader Cllr Steve Reed with a visitor to Activate

Mayor of Lambeth with Council leader Cllr Steve Reed with a visitor to Activate

The festival, whic was organised by Lambeth Council, gave visitors young and old alike the opportunity to ‘have a go’ at Olympic and Paralympic sports such as tennis, rowing, cycling and badminton.

Popye and Olive pop along to the Activate Sports Festival

Popye and Olive pop along to the Activate Sports Festival

Local sports clubs were on-hand on the day to offer training and support as well as advice for those who want to join a club to continue with their chosen activity. There was also be a focus on health and well being with stands offering Body MOTs, vascular screening or healthy food and drink options.

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