2016 Programme

Justice, Peace and Democracy
Series 9: Saturdays in 2016   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 this 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.  Download this year’s programme here

January 30th  Prof Chris Kilsby: Climate change: what’s the hurry? Video

February 13th  Rev Chris Howson: Faith and Liberation: can our faith transform society? Video

March 12th  Prof William Walker: Britain’s nuclear weapons: who should decide? Video

April 23rd  Ann Pettifor: Just Money: How Society Can Break the Despotic Power of Finance. Video

April 30th Luke Harding: ‘A Very Expensive Poison’ Please note that this talk is organised in partnership with Hexham Book Festival and will be held in the Queen’s Hall and TICKETS ARE REQUIRED . For details including time and tickets please visit www.hexhambookfestival.co.uk
Plus a film on 29th April at 5pm Leviathan, Forum Cinema

May 14th  Prof Paul Rogers: Irregular War: ISIS, Elites and Revolts from the Margins Video

June 4th at 2pm EU Referendum Debate at Queen Elizabeth High School  with speakers Jonathon Arnott MEP,  Jude Kirton Darling MEP, Guy Opperman MP and Andy Saunders Chair of Business for Britain NE

June 18th Film: The Divide – with live Q&A with Richard Wilkinson at the Queen’s Hall at 11am as part of the first Wide Skies Film Festival . Interview video

June 19th Film: Mediterranea is being previewed at the Forum Cinema Hexham at 5pm as part of the Wide Skies Film Festival. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED (£5 book here)

June 25th  Maurice Wren: Global Refugee Crisis Video

Unless indicated otherwise the debates take place at 11.00am – 12.30pm 
St Mary’s Centre
St Mary’s RC Church
NE46 2EB

Chair: George Hepburn

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