Bristol’s Big Issues
Kicking off on Monday is a new speaker series, co-hosted by the Students’ Union and the Bristol Hub.
The idea is to explore Bristol’s Big Issues, some of them specific to the city, some of them national issues but illuminated in the local context.
We’ve got some great line-ups on the way, with more being confirmed.
The first event, at 6pm on Monday in the Enderby Lecture Theatre in the Physics dept. is about the impact of corporations on Bristol’s high streets. Speaking will be:
Claire Milne, who helped organise the ‘Say No to Tesco’s Campaign’ in Stokes Croft
Simon Bennett, head of the campaign group ‘Keep Whitleadies Local’.
I’ll be hosting it, and it should be fascinating, these are two people who really know they’re stuff.
So far, confirmed to follow on are:
14th November, High Finance and the Bristol Pound, 6-7:30pm, Biology Dept, Lec Th B37: a searing analysis of the British banking industry by Positive Money (who are making waves at the minute, don’t miss the chance to catch them), and the presentation of the Bristol Pound plan by the Bristol Pound group.
9th December, After the Murdochalypse, Where Now for the UK Media? 5:30pm, 35 Berekley Sq. LT 1.08: with hacking claims mounting, criminal proceedings getting underway, further speculation about James Murdoch and public inquiries ongoing, we’ve got panelists from the Media Reform, the Epigram student newspaper and the Financial Times to give their thoughts on where this might all take us, and how or why we should be involved.
There’s more on the way, so keep your eyes peeled. For now, see you on Monday.