COLUMN: This week Bruce Liggitt of Ely Bahá’í Community answers the ‘Getting to know you’ questions

PUBLISHED: 17:30 30 March 2017

Bruce Liggitt of Ely Bahá’í Community answers this week's getting to know you questions.

Bruce Liggitt of Ely Bahá’í Community answers this week's getting to know you questions.


Who are you?

Bruce Liggitt

What do you do?

I work in international policy at the RSPB and work from The Lodge in Sandy and in the David Attenborough Building in Cambridge.

Why would people know you?

As chairman of the Ely Bahá’í Community, although I hasten to add that doesn’t give me any special powers! I just help to facilitate meetings and discussions.

We are involved in a lot of community building activities such as children’s classes and junior youth activities in the Larkfield Centre every Saturday afternoon, and we meet regularly at the Ely Museum for the Ely discussion group and to experience tranquillity zones.

We try to build understanding and hope around the central tenet of the Bahá’í Faith – that of eliminating prejudice and uniting all mankind. In the words of Bahá’u’lláh “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens”.

On a scale of 1-10 (10 highest) what do you rate your sense of humour?


Tell us a joke.

Why did the pillar box?

Because it saw the garden fencing!

Give us at least five pet hates.

• War

• Tyranny and oppression

• Prejudice

• Poverty

• Disease

Fruit tinned or fresh?

There is nothing to beat a fresh fruit salad!

What is your favourite thing about East Cambridgeshire?

Impossible to name one thing! I have found the people of East Cambridgeshire to be kind and hospitable and I enjoy the wide open spaces, big skies and fantastic wildlife of the fens.

If you won £5,000 what would you spend it on?

Charity: 50 per cent towards helping the poorest and most vulnerable people in society and 50 per cent towards raising awareness and supporting protection of the natural environment that sustains us all.

Which three people would you like to have dinner with?

David Attenborough, the Dalai Lama and Leymah Gbowee - she is a Liberian peace activist responsible for leading a women’s peace movement, Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003.

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