East Midlands Salon Programme January – December 2017

Spring and Summer Salons

Tuesday 31 January 2017 ‘The rise of anti-democracy’ – Speaker: Tom Slater, Deputy Editor of ‘Spiked’.  7.PM The Brunswick Inn, Derby.

Thursday 2 March 2017 ‘The dual crisis of migration’ – Speakers: Dr Mladen Pupavac and Dr Vannessa Pupavac. 7.PM The Brunswick Inn, Derby.

Thursday 23 March 2017 ‘Decolonising education: is the curriculum too white? – Speaker Dr Alka Sehgal-Cuthbert. 7.PM The Brunswick Inn, Derby.

Thursday 11 May 2017 ‘Is it time to take the politics out of art?’ – Speaker: Dr Wendy Earle.  7.PM The Brunswick Inn, Derby.

Thursday 22 June 2017 ‘Creative Destruction: how to start an economic renaissance ‘ – Speaker: Phil Mullan. 7.PM The Brunswick Inn, Derby.

Special Event 1 (Economics): In the summer there will be a joint East Mildands Salon/Manchester Salon event in Buxton on ‘How can we deliver an economic renaissance in the Midlands and the North?’

Special Event 2 (Education): ‘Should every primary school pupil learn Latin?’ With a speaker from Classics for All. This will take place in a Derbyshire School.

The Autumn of Philosophy

In the tradtion of the Derby Philosophers of the eighteenth century , the Salon will host two Battle of Ideas satellite events and a ‘Balloon Debate’ in the autum on phliosophical themes.

Thursday 12 October 2017 ‘Should we study dead white philosophers?’ Speakers: An invited panel. Venue: The Hallmark Midland Hotel (TBC)

Thursday 9 November 2017: ‘Alternative Facts’: have they killed relativism in higher education. Speakers: TBC. 7.PM The Brunswick Inn, Derby.

Wednesday 6 December 2017 A Balloon Debate: ‘What is the greatest work of philosophy?’ Speakers: A balloon full of philosophers. 7.PM The Brunswick Inn, Derby.