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Tuesday 5th September: First Tuesday Current Affairs discussion

Discussing Militarising the Far East and a second topic

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8-February-2013

Inequality in society: the haves and have-nots?

 

Despite Labour being in power for 13 years, the party traditionally associated with socialism did little to erode the gap between rich and poor.

 

In fact Labour regarded itself as being ‘very relaxed’ about people getting filthy rich – and now society is facing a growing increase in inequality. More social ills are blamed on inequality today than in Dickens’ time.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 15:34
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4-February-2013

Regulating relationships: an abuse of power?

 

The question of what is controlling abuse in a relationship and whether such abuse can be regulated by the law is the subject of a discussion by the Manchester Salon this month.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 February 2013 21:44
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9-October-2012

Population growth and the food crisis

 

With sharply rising food prices being matched by a steady rise in world population numbers, experts are predicting increasing conflict over scarcity of resources.

 

Last year, estimates of the world’s population put it at more than 7 billion people – with the knock-on environmental concerns of sustaining such a growth worrying scientists and decision-makers.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 October 2012 15:56
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13-September-2012

Limits to our tolerance?

 

 

Renowned writer and commentator Frank Furedi will lead a discussion on modern day attitudes to tolerance in a debate hosted by the Manchester Salon.

 

Britain has a long tradition of liberal tolerance – starting with John Stuart Mill and reflected in the number of exiles taken onto its shores – but the reaction to the riots last year revealed a fissure in thinking when loud voices were heard calling for stern retribution for offenders.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 September 2012 10:42
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30-July-2012

What's behind a renaissance in the Arts?

We may be living in an age of austerity but the arts are refusing to be cowed into submission.


In defiance of dire warnings about lack of state subsidies and withdrawal of corporate sponsorship, individuals and artistic companies are providing a cultural backlash to the present economic downturn.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 July 2012 04:52
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