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raised of £1,000 target by 19 supporters

    Weʼve raised £524 to support two charities in memory of Leslie Brent

    Funded on Wednesday, 12th February 2020

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    Leslie Brent was a dear friend and stalwart of Tufnell Park Film Club, sitting with his wife Carol in the front row week after week no matter what we were showing.

    Over the years we came to learn more about Leslie's extraordinary life, both in conversation with Leslie and through his memoir, Sunday’s Child.

    Leslie was born in Poland in 1924 and moved to Berlin in 1936 to avoid anti-Semitic persecution. With the rise of the Nazis, at the age of 13, he was sent to Britain on the first Kindertransport and attended Anna Essinger’s Bunce Court School in Kent.

    Leslie went on to have a distinguished career as an immunologist and zoologist and was the co-discoverer with Nobel Prize winners Peter Medawar and Rupert Billingham of acquired immunological tolerance .

    Leslie was posthumously awarded an MBE in the most recent New Year Honours for services to Holocaust education .

    We will miss his friendship and the enthusiasm and support he showed us enormously.

    On behalf of everyone at Tufnell Park Film Club we want to make a donation in his memory to two charities close to Leslie’s heart, the Holocaust Educational Trust and the Association of Jewish Refugees .

    Getting to know Leslie has been a highlight of running Tufnell Park Film Club and we hope you’ll join us in raising funds for these two important organisations in his memory.

    - Nigel Smith & Wayne Gooderham



    • Nigel Smith8 months ago
      Nigel Smith

      Nigel Smith

      8 months ago

      We held our screening in Leslie's memory on Tuesday 4 February. You can read the introduction to Nothing But a Man and tribute to Leslie here

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    • Nigel Smith8 months ago
      Nigel Smith

      Nigel Smith

      8 months ago

      Thanks to everyone who's supported this so far. On Tuesday 4 February we are also hosting a screening of the film Nothing But a Man in Leslie's memory. More details on our website

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    • Anonymous


      Feb 5, 2020


    • Matthew George

      Matthew George

      Feb 4, 2020

      RIP Leslie; this is a worthy cause.


    • C Wells

      C Wells

      Jan 30, 2020

      Two charities well deserving of our support in memory of another front row member of the TPFC


    • Anonymous


      Jan 27, 2020


    • Anonymous


      Jan 25, 2020

      In memory of dear Leslie, his kindness, sense of humour and joie de vivre.

    • Bernadette Wren

      Bernadette Wren

      Jan 23, 2020

      Really pleased to hear about this appeal and to make a small contribution.


    • Eoin Shaughnessy and Suzanne Keaveney

      Eoin Shaughnessy and Suzanne Keaveney

      Jan 22, 2020

      These are both excellent causes. More power to all involved.


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