Events Programme

the Founding Year

Autumn term

Friday 1st October 2013

“The Lessons from Machiavelli for Modern Politics: 500 Years After the Publication of The Prince”

Jonathan Powell


Tuesday 12th November 2013

“In Conversation with Adam Boulton”

Adam Boulton


Friday 29th November 2013

“In Conversation with Mark Lawson”

Mark Lawson


Spring term

Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Happy or Just Surviving? “This House Would Make Enhancing People’s Happiness a Central Priority in Britain Today”

with… Mark Williamson, Alison Murdoch, Eamonn Butler and Claire Fox


Friday 24th January 2014

“Violent Home Truths: The Reality of Domestic Violence in Britain Today”

Baroness Scotland


Wednesday 29th January 2014

“This House Believes Thatcherism Must Be Abandoned To Save Britain’s Economy”

with… Stefan Stern, Vidhya Alakeson, Mark Littlewood and Martin Vander Weyer


Friday 31st January 2014

“Life and Times”

Alastair Campbell


Friday 7th February 2014

“Iran, the US, and Current Affairs”

Jon Snow


Monday 10th February 2014

“AIDS is Dead. Long Live HIV!”

Elizabeth Pisani


Friday 21st February 2014

“Debt and Antidepressants: Are Today’s Students Too Scared to Succeed?”

Tanya Byron


Monday 24th February 2014

“Money, Modern Football and Manchester City”

David Conn


Tuesday 25th February 2014

“This House Believes Immigration MUST be Curbed”

with… Alp Mehmet, Victoria Ayling, Dan Hodges and Afshin Rattansi


Summer term

Thursday 15th May 2014

“Scientists Behaving Badly”

Michael Brooks


Monday 26th June 2014

“What’s Left after Same-Sex Marriage? The Unfinished Battle for LGBT equality”

Peter Tatchell

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