Richard Swan is an ex-secondary school teacher, now operating as a freelance writer, lecturer and academic. By training and inclination a medievalist, he has organised and participated in a wide range of talks and debates including extra-terrestrial intelligence, animal cognition, Mervyn Peake, T.S.Eliot and Lana Del Rey. He is also partial to Classed Growth claret, if anyone’s offering.
Should we fear democracy?
"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student