Cardinal Winning Lecture 2021


The St Andrew’s Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education Presents

Cardinal Winning Lecture 2021

Generation Hope. Hungry to Learn. A simple thing that works.

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow OBE

Founder and Global CEO of international charity Mary’s Meals

Saturday 27 November 2021

11.15am -12.30pm

Sir Charles Wilson Building and Online*

University of Glasgow


Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow OBE is founder and CEO of Mary’s Meals, a global hunger charity that provides a daily meal in a place of education for more than 2 million of the world’s poorest children. The nutritious meals bring children to the classroom, where they can gain a basic education that provides an escape route from poverty.

In 2010, Magnus was praised as a CNN hero for his role in founding and leading Mary's Meals and, in April 2015, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. Magnus’ first book, The Shed That Fed A Million Children, reached the UK’s prestigious Sunday Times bestseller list immediately after its release. His second book, GIVE: Charity and the Art of Living Generously, is also published by HarperCollins and currently available in hardback and audiobook formats.

Support for Mary’s Meals is global, with affiliate organisations registered in Australia, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as international fundraising groups in Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Slovakia.