Next Leeds Salon:

Tetley Spring Talk 2018

Leeds Salon hosts its first Spring Talk in partnership with The Tetley arts centre, Leeds.

The speaker will deliver a short introduction on the theme of 'Cultural Appropriation' - looking at the increasing politicisaiton of art and culture - following by Q&A and the usual lively discussion.

The talk takes place on the following Saturday afternoon, between 3pm and 4:45pm, in the second floor City Workshop. 

Saturday 28 April - Can Art Survive the Culture Wars?

Full details of Spring Tetley Talk... 



Other Leeds Salons in 2018

Wednesday 16 May we welcome back Joanna Williams to discuss her new book Women vs Feminism: Why We All Need Liberating from the Gender Wars. Jo will be joined on the panel by the University of Leeds' Sally Hines and another t.b.c.

In June we will also welcome for the first time to Leeds Salon Austin Williams to discuss his new book China's Urban Revolution: Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities



Other Leeds Salon News: 

Headingley FoI Years 10&11 Debating Competition 2018 Final 

Wednesday 21 March Leeds Salon hosts the final of the fifth  debating competition for years 10&11 pupils (ages 14-16 years), in partnerhisp with the Headingley Festival of Ideas.

The Final takes place in the HEART Centre, Headingley, where the three HFoI qualifying round winners - Cardinal Heenan (read here), Allerton High & Lawnswood (read here) - will be joined by new Tetley Years 10&11 champions - Woodkirk Academy. See the Final details.

Leading Yorkshire law firm Switalskis Solicitors are once again Event Sponsors for the Final. While the Prize Sponsors for the second year running include the Human Factor and Safety Group at the University of Leeds' Institute for Transport Studies, and the EU Horizon 2020 project EMPOWERThackray Medical Museum have also again kindly donated a family ticket as one of the Best Individual prizes.


Tetley Years 10&11 Debating Competition 2018

Thursday 25 January Leeds Salon hosted the third school debating competition in partnerhisp with The Tetley for years 10&11 pupils for south and central Leeds Schools. Congratulaiton to Woodkirk Acedamy for being crowned the 2018 Tetley Champions - who'll now go on to compete in the final of the Headingley Festival of Ideas Years 10&11 Final (see below). Commiserations to previous Tetley Champs Mount St Mary's, but well done too to all their team, especially Yaniat Menghisha who the judges nominated 'Best Individual' - see details.

A big thank you too to LCF Law, Leeds, for once again sponsoring the competition. LCF Law have been successfully helping businesses and people in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate & Ilkley solve their legal issues for over 25 years. For more information visit:


Debating Matters Yorkshire Championship 2018

On 28 March Leeds Salon is partnering with the sixth-form Debating Matters competition to help run their new Yorkshire Championship event. This is one of several DM city and regional championships that will take place throughout the UK and in Berlin; and which represents a new format for the competition which has been running since 2003.

As well as helping to chair and judge in the Yorkshire Championship, for the thrd year running we will be presenting our own Leeds Salon Individual Prize to the student who best represents the spirit of Enlightenment inquiry by asking lots of good, challenging questions.






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