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

Amongst our 2018 Salons we will welcome back Joanna Williams to discuss her new book Women vs Feminism: Why We All Need Liberating from the Gender Wars.

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: 

Tetley Years 10&11 Debating Competition 2018

Thursday 25 January, Leeds Salon will host its third school debating competition in partnerhisp with The Tetley for years 10&11 pupils (ages 14 to 16 years), for south and central Leeds Schools. See details here...

We are also grateful 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:


Headingley FoI Years 10&11 Debating Competition 2018 

In January, Leeds Salon will be hosting the three qualifying rounds for the fifth school debating competition for years 10&11 pupils in partnership with the Headingley Festival of Ideas.

This is the fifth year of the competition for north Leeds schools. The three qualifying round winners will meet in the final on 21 March, joined by the winners of The Tetley Years 10&11 competition. See details here... 


Debating Matters Yorkshire Championship 2018

28 March 2018, 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 regional championships that will take place in 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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