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'Question Time' style debate

Mon 15 Mar 2010, 6.30-8pm, Richard Roberts Lecture Theatre, University of Sheffield

Debate in the style of the BBC Question Time programme. Panellists will address a range of questions related to issues such as youth radicalisation, terrorism and civil liberties, belief and politics, surveillance and privacy, as well as broader issues relating to the state of politics in the UK.Speakers Include:

  • Dr Rhiannon Vickers, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Sheffield
  • David Harsent, award winning poet and TV scriptwriter
  • Dennis Hayes, Professor of Education, University of Derby and founder of Academics for Academic Freedom
  • Kim Knott, professor of religious studies, University of Leeds; director, AHRC's Diasporas, Migration and Identities programme;
  • Austin Williams, director, Future Cities Project (chair)
The event is organised by the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters Competition and Research Councils UK Global Uncertainties Programme and will create a space where ideas can be argued for and fought over without constraint. Free speech is allowed! Complimentary glass of wine at the drinks reception from 6pm.The event is free and open to all, but space is limited. If you are able to attend, please confirm as soon as possible: Email helenbirtwistle@instituteofideas.com or tel. 020 7269 9220

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