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Tetley Talks 2017: From Revolution to Reaction

In November and December we host our fourth annual series of Saturday afternoon talks in partnership with The Tetley.

This year's 'Tetley Talks' are on the theme of From Revolution to Reaction, and go back a century to examine major political and cultural movements of the time, and their resonances today. We start on Saturday 18 November reimagining the Russian Revolution. On 25 November we look at the Italian Futurism. And on Saturday 2 December with an examination of Fascism.

Sat 18 Nov - Lenin Lives! Reimagining the Russian Revolution 

Sat 02 Dec - Fascism: "The Mobilization of Passions" 

The talks take in the City Workshop Room of The Tetley, between 3pm and 4:30pm. Read more... 



Other Leeds Salon News:

Debate Outwood 2017

The Leeds Salon hosted the first sixth-form debating competition between schools from the Outwood Grange Academies Trust.

Five schools competed to be crowned "Debate Outwood" champions, as well as for the top three individual prizes, on Thursday 13 July at Outwood Grange Academy, Wakefield,.

Debate Outwood was sponsored by YPO, Watersones, Outwood Grange Academies Trust, and Yorkshire Tea. See details & results...


Headingley Festival of Ideas Years 10&11 Debating Competition

Abbey Grange Academy with Teachers & SponsorsThe Final of the Headingley Festival of Ideas Yers 10&11 Debating Competition 2017 took place on Wednesday 22 March at the HEART Centre, Headingley.

Congratulations to the winners: Abbey Grange Academy, who won the competition for the first time. Well done to the runners-up, Cardinal Heenan Catholic High and the other finalists, Allerton High School and Mount St Mary's Catholic High, for making it such a high quality and closely fought final.

Congratulations also to our three individual prize winners: Scarlet Rowe of Cardinal Heenan who won the Best Individual Prize; Allerton High's Manraj Sond who was nominated for the Highly Commended Prize; and Dan Green of Abbey Grange who received the Commended Prize. For details…

This year's competition was sponsored by leading law firm Switalskis Solicitors. And the Prize Sponsors were the Human Factor and Safety Group at the Institute for Transport Studies (University of Leeds), and the EU Horizon 2020 project EMPOWERHyde Park Picture House, and Thackray Medical Museum.


The Tetley Years 10&11 School Debating Competition 2017

On Monday 23 January, Mount St Mary’s Catholic High and South Leeds Academy competed in the second Tetley Years 10&11 School Debating Competition for south and central Leeds schools. And for the second year running Mount St Mary’s were crowned Tetley Champions over two debates on ‘drugs in sport’ and ‘corporate arts sponsorship’.

However, the ‘Best Individual’ prize was awarded unanimously by the judges to Patryk Klonowski of South Leeds Academy. Judges included The Tetley’s Kenn Taylor, Nathalie Rawson from Leeds Beckett, Made in Leeds TV presenter Peg Alexander, Dan Clayton of Leeds Salon, and Cathy Cook of leading Yorkshire law firm, LCF Law, who sponsored this years’ competition.

Well done to all who took part!




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