Category Archives: Debates

Is Brexit a Revolution By or Against the Establishment?

Are the Conservative Establishment now the revolutionaries? Does Brexit be understood as representing a genuinely revolutionary moment in British history, or are there much deeper, longer-term trends that explain the current moment? Conservatives as rebels and revolutionaries sounds like a … Continue reading

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Should Youngsters be leading The War on Gun Control in America and the Brexit Battle in the UK?

Battle of Ideas 2018 Counter Cultural Concerns Garden Room, Barbican Centre London EC2 Saturday 13th October 2018 The extraordinary turnout, reportedly up to 700,000 in Central London for the pro-remain #NeverAgain anti-Brexit ‘People’s March’ on 20th October 2018 made it … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education

The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education: 10 Years On Battle of Ideas 2018 Bookshop Salons Barbican Centre London EC2 Saturday 13th October 2018 A panel of four educationalists including Dennis Hayes, David Perks and Louise Burton at the recent Battle of … Continue reading

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Was Kanye West Right to say 400 Years of Slavery was a Choice?

Predictably Rapper and Entrepreneur Kanye West has copped a great deal of flack for his TMZ interview, 1st May 2018, where the headline take on it was simply “slavery must have been a choice.” One of the issues with the … Continue reading

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President Obama: Tribute, Reflections and Legacy

Reach Society Central London Friday 27th January 2017 President Obama: Tribute, Reflections & Legacy  How would you best sum up the achievements and legacy of former President Barack Obama? This is what a group of professional Black men set out to … Continue reading

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Is Stand Up and TV Comedy just too Middle Class?

Comedy, Class and Offence Beyond a Joke: Comedy, Identity and Offence series Part 1 Wednesday 12th October 2016 Newton North, Hamilton Centre Brunel University London The Centre for Comedy Studies Research (CCSR), lead by its founder and Brunel University Lecturer, … Continue reading

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Bye, Bye Barack – The Worst President Ever in American History? Review

Battle of Ideas 2016 Cinema 3 Barbican Centre London EC2 Saturday 22nd October 2016 An interesting Battle of Ideas 2016 discussion analysed whether or not President Barack Obama is the worst US President ever. Listening to the views of Kate … Continue reading

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