Ken’s in­vite

The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment & Analysis -

JOSEPH FELD (Let­ters, Jan­uary 12) ar­gues that as aca­demic con­fer­ences can take place dur­ing the week, the “Clash of Civil­i­sa­tions” con­fer­ence should be held on a week­day. But this is a pub­lic event open to all, and most pub­lic con­fer­ences take place on Satur­days. We are sen­si­tive to the fact that ob­servers of the Jewish Sab­bath can­not at­tend events on Satur­days, which is why the con­fer­ence has been ex­tended un­til af­ter the Sab­bath.

A ses­sion sched­uled af­ter sun­set, en­ti­tled “Mul­ti­cul­tural Lon­don — Does it Work?”, will in­clude jour­nal­ist Jonathan Freed­land and cul­tural com­men­ta­tor Agnes Poirier. I hope that Jewish Lon­don­ers will be en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate. Ken Liv­ing­stone Mayor of Lon­don, Lon­don SE1

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