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Faith v Non Faith Schools – Which is best for our children?

School Fights Battle of Ideas 2014 Sunday 19th October 2014 Frobisher Auditorium 2 Barbican Centre London Many critics charge state faith schools with allowing social segregation through the back door. They argue it is wrong for a secular state to … Continue reading

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Are the Police a spent force?

Cops in Crisis: What Seems to be the matter Officer? Institutions in crisis? Cinema 2 – Barbican Centre, London Saturday 19 October 2013 ’From ‘Plebgate’ to the police cover-up of their role in the Hillsborough disaster, the phone-hacking affair and the … Continue reading

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Great Leaders – Born or made?

Great Leaders: Born or made? Battle of Ideas 2013 Institutions in crisis? Saturday 19 October, Barbican Centre, Cinema 2. London Many are called. Just about all are chosen as well. At least, that’s what the new fashion for modern leadership … Continue reading

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One year on: What on earth did the riots change?

*** 3/5 One year on: Assessing the state of the nation Battle of Ideas 2012: After the riots Barbican Centre Saturday 20 October, In the aftermath of widespread rioting in English cities in August 2011, responses revealed predictable fault lines … Continue reading

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Should children be heard as well as seen?

Telling off the grown ups Battle of Ideas – After the riots Barbican Centre Saturday 20th October 2012 Too often adults seem powerless in the face of young people behaving badly. During last summer’s riots, well-equipped police officers looked on … Continue reading

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