1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and salt it. Add the pasta and cook until tender but not mushy, 8 to 10 minutes; drain and set aside.
2. While the pasta is cooking, place the oil in a large skillet over medium heat; when hot, add the onion and celery and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the ground lamb or beef to the pan and cook until no longer pink. Then add the spinach, stock, chickpeas, and sprinkle with salt and pepper; cook until the spinach is wilted. If it seems dry, add a little more stock or water; it should be moist but not soupy.
3. Add the pasta to the bean mixture and stir gently. Taste and adjust the seasoning, sprinkle with Parmesan.