July 1, 2016
Today, 1st July 2016, marks 100 years since the beginning of the Battle of the Somme. In a vigil held at Westminster Abbey, the Right Reverend Dr Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, said, "Society must strive to reach an accord and reject those who would stir up hatred and division". In the current uncertain times following the referendum result that concluded that Britain should leave the European Union, it is worth remembering those words and what the more than 1 million men who died gave their lives for. Freedom has given us the ability to develop and innovate, we would probably not have the engineering and technologies that we have today if those men had not fought for all of us.