The Great Debate

The Great Debate is an umbrella title for a series of courses and public discussions on a variety of topics organised by Caspar Hewett, Dave O’Toole, Jon Pugh, Mo Lovatt and Jon Bryan. Our aim is to facilitate lively, open debate on scientific and social issues. We are committed to public participation and to facilitating topical discussions through which we hope to encourage critical thinking and a willingness to challenge current orthodoxies. We engage with the general public in the broadest sense and aim to develop a deeper shared understanding of science and society.

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"Battle of Ideas could be called Search for Truth. Mundane consensus and conventional wisdom are the enemies of truth. Happily, neither of those are available at the Battle."
George Pitcher, journalist; Anglican priest, St Bride's Church, Fleet Street

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