14 September 2023

The De Beauvoir Balloon Debates are back!




Iveta Senasiova

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After a four-year hiatus, the popular De Beauvoir Balloon Debates are returning to the Block on Thursday 21st September to stimulate debate and spark conversations.

Three speakers will take to the floor to present an idea, and then the debate opens up to the room to encourage passionate conversations and inspire new ways of thinking.

At the end of the evening, the audience decides who will be named the winner in a light-hearted vote. They are asked,

If you could take just one brilliant idea out of three in a hot air balloon, which would it be?

The topics up for debate at September’s event are:

  • The Climate Crisis: is it exaggerated? – by Harry Wilkinson
  • What’s the point of the House of Lords? – by Jane Lowe
  • We don’t need possessions – by Bernard Hibbs

Debate organiser Sarah Dallas said: “Debating is a fantastic way to encourage different ways of thinking and looking at controversial topics from someone else’s point of view. I'm excited for this brand-new series of Balloon Debates to take off, and with a great line-up of topics, we’re looking forward to thought-provoking discussions.”

The event will be held at De Beauvoir Block on 21st September with a prompt 7pm start. Doors open at 6.30 pm. De Beauvoir Balloon Debate is free to attend, but make sure you reserve your place in advance to avoid disappointment.

To book, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/de-beauvoir-balloon-debate-at-de-beauvoir-block-tickets-620782927447

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