Series 10: Saturdays in 2017   11.00am – 12.30pm
The Hexham Debates seek to carry on the tradition of active, radical debate essential for ensuring freedom and justice for all. We hope that the programme will demonstrate ways in which a government’s power depends for its legitimacy on the consent of its citizens – and perhaps reveal how far we have moved away from that ideal.  The 2017 programme will soon be finalised. 

Jan 14th                               Prof Peter Stone  UNESCO Chair of Cultural Property Protection & Peace at Newcastle University

‘Protecting cultural heritage during armed conflict’  

It’s war: people get killed and things get damaged and destroyed. There’s nothing you can do about it.” Is this really true? Should we even think about protecting old things when people’s lives are at stake? Is the protection of cultural heritage important? And if so, what can be done during conflict? This lecture will address these and other issues relating to the protection of cultural heritage during armed conflict.

Unless indicated otherwise the debates take place at 11.00am – 12.30pm 

St Mary’s Centre
St Mary’s RC Church
NE46 2EB

Chair: Gillian Orrell

Admission Free – Retiring Collection
Sponsored by Northumbrians for Peace and  Hexham Quaker Meeting