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Programme


Broken politics

Great Hall

May 12th, 2017, 9:45 am - 10:30 am

Is UK politics in terminal decline, or is renewal now a serious possibility?

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Will Europe make it?

Great Hall

May 12th, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Can the EU meet the challenges of Brexit and populism to reinvent itself?

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The populist insurgency

Great Hall

May 12th, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nationalist anti-globalist movements have battered establishment parties across the West. Is this the future, or have we reached 'peak' populism?

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Free at last? The economy and Brexit

Great Hall

May 12th, 2017, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

The most hotly disputed issue of the moment.

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Media in the post-truth age

Great Hall

May 12th, 2017, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

How does the media survive and hold governments to account in a post-truth world?

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Resisting bully Britain

Lecture Hall

May 12th, 2017, 4:10 pm - 4:50 pm

Racist and sexist abuse has doubled. What has happened to our tolerant society? Did it never exist?

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The psychology of hope, resilience and defeat

Lecture Hall

May 12th, 2017, 10:30 am - 12:15 pm

These tough new times require psychological resilience as well as hope.

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Without science everything is fiction

Lecture Hall

May 12th, 2017, 2:00 pm - 2:45 am

Scientists fight back as politicians and big business dismiss empirical evidence for their own advantage.

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The future of the NHS

Great Hall

May 13th, 2017, 9:45 am - 10:30 am

How does the nation's favourite institution survive these straitened times and the threat of creeping privatisation?

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Citizenship and Immigration

Great Hall

May 13th, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What does the divide between the “somewheres” and the “anywheres” mean for British and European citizenship?

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New and old forces in modern elections

Lecture Hall

May 13th, 2017, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

The web has made elections far more complex that they ever used to be. Is big data hijacking our democracy?

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How do we reconnect people with their politics?

Great Hall

May 13th, 2017, 4:40 pm - 5:40 pm

The question that must be answered to reinvigorate and restore our democracy.

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Convention questions for the next generation

Great Hall

May 13th, 2017, 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

At the end of the two days of debate, it's time to hear from the youth of the UK, who will live with the consequences of our new world for far longer than the current Westminster decision makers.

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Are the English the real problem?

Great Hall

May 13th, 2017, 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Burgeoning English consciousness is a powerful new driver in the politics of the UK. Where did it come from and why?

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Citizenship and immigration

Great Hall

May 13th, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How will Brexit affect our ideas of who we are and where we belong?

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A second Referendum is unnecessary

Great Hall

May 13th, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Would a vote on any deal with the EU rip the country apart, or give people a chance to make up their minds with all the facts?

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Disunited Kingdom

Lecture Hall

May 12th, 2017, 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

The bonds between the nations of the UK were greatly weakened by the referendum. Will Ireland unify? Can the Scots go it alone?

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Convention questions with the Observer

Great Hall

May 12th, 2017, 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Conventioneers quiz a stellar line-up on the issues of the day.

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Food is political

Lecture Hall

May 12th, 2017, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

The things we eat, where they come from and what they are doing to us are pressing issues that governments ignore at our peril.

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OPEN FORUM: What has happened to our democracy?

Lecture Hall

May 13th, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Your place to share and debate your ideas with the Convention convenors.

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