‘Generosities in Economies’ Symposium

11am - 5pm

Part of the ongoing project ‘Giving into Gift’ this symposium brings together various ideas and perspectives on gift, exchange, generosity and mutual benefit in different aspects of life. The day will be an opportunity to gather and collectively explore other people’s research and our own experiences.

This is a free event. Everyone is welcome! You can join for any of the talks or stay for all. No booking required.


This is a free event. Everyone is welcome! You can join for any of the talks or stay for all. No booking required.


Giving and Receiving to Strangers – two stories of bone marrow donation

Anfield resident Tim Jeeves and his brother Paul tell a personal account of their experiences of receiving and donating bone marrow to strangers.
The spirit, ethos and purpose of the British credit union movement

Paul A Jones (The Research Unit for Financial Inclusion, LJMU) and Eileen Halligan (CEO of Central Liverpool Credit Union Ltd) talk about debt and over-indebtedness, the theory and practice of saving in low-income communities and the origins of the British credit union movement.


Generosity of Worldwide Spirit?

Neil Atkinson (The Anfield Wrap) and Phil Frampton (co-founder of fan owned club FC United of Manchester) speak about the place for fans and generosity in powerhouse clubs, reactions to pricing politics, and how football can benefit the surrounding community.

“Let them eat cake!” Food and popular protest in modern history

Dr Bryce Evans (Liverpool Hope University) talks about the concept of fairness in the pricing, production and distribution of food – and bread in particular – throughout modern history and explores its implications today.


Gifts of self-care and lovely limits

Jane Trowell from Platform, speaking about sustaining ourselves in (community) work, knowing our limits and thus strengthening the work that we do together.


With poetic interludes from local wordsmith Fred Brown and lots of time for discussion.


We will provide lunch, coffee, tea and cakes at very reasonable prices on the day for everyone.


‘Generosities in Economy’ is part of the ‘Giving into Gift’ Festival.


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