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
Saturday 30 October 2010, 10.30am Lecture Theatre 1
Saturday 30 October 2010, 12.15pm Lecture Theatre 1
Saturday 30 October 2010, 5.15pm Lecture Theatre 1
Wednesday 24 November 2010, 6.00pm Landmark, Lower Level, Palladium High Street, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai, India

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