Category Archives: Debates

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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Brexit fallout – Who’s laughing now?

So it happened. The unexpected outcome of the EU Referendum. We’re out of the EU and EURO 2016 – which is one thing all sides would agree was not part of the masterplan! Or are we definitely out of the … Continue reading

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Angry Britain – Does the murder of Jo Cox tell us something about the state of the nation?

As we know, the tragic and senseless murder of Jo Cox MP last Thursday resulted in a brief suspension in campaigning for today’s European Referendum. Political leaders and commentators called on the public and fellow politicians to take a moment … Continue reading

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Opening Up – Being a Black Man

Being a Black Man Star rating: ** Being a Man Festival Festival Village, Southbank Centre London SE1 Saturday 28th November 2015 What does it mean to be a Black man today?  Is it any different from being a white, Asian … Continue reading

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Its’ good to talk – Tackling the male suicide crisis

It’s good to talk It’s All in the Mind – Men and Mental health As has been well documented this year tragically the biggest killer of men aged 20-49 is suicide. The highest rate of suicide is seen in men … Continue reading

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