Helen Birtwistle

Helen is a teacher of History and Politics and a Gifted and Talented coordinator at a secondary school and sixth form college in South London. Before this she worked for many years with the Academy of Ideas other flagship project, the Debating Matters Competition. Helen has produced previous Battle of Ideas sessions on physician assisted suicide, alternative medicine, religion and belief, friendship and the NHS.

 Related Sessions

Monday 13 October 2008, 7.30pm Manchester Salon Pre-Battle discussion
Social work – from radicalism to orthodoxy?


Saturday 1 November 2008, 12.15pm Seminar Space
Social workers – PC do-gooders or progressive radicals?


Saturday 1 November 2008, 5.15pm Café
Debating Matters Competition showcase debate on space travel



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"...invigorating, absorbing, and highly educative - delicious and nourishing food for thought..."
Prof AC Grayling, philosopher