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Summer Tetley Talks on 'Time & Data'

We host our first summer series of Saturday afternoon talks in partnership with The Tetley, on the themes of 'Time & Data':

Saturday 15th June - We welcome author Ronald Green to discuss his new book Time to Tell: a look at how we tick. 

Saturday 29th June - We welcome back broadcaster Timandra Harkness to discuss her book Big Data: does size matter? 

Read full details here.


Copies of Ronald Green's Time to Tell and Timandra Harkness' Big Data are available to buy at Blackwell's University Bookshop, Woodhouse Lane opposite the University of Leeds' Parkinson Building. They will also be available to buy at the Salons themselves.



Forthcoming Salons

China: New Global Power

In October, will will host our annual satellite event for the Battle of Ideas festival of debate.

Following last year's Salon in which we looked at China's internal development, on the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution we will be looking at China internationally. Read more...


Leeds Salon School Debate News:  

Debate Outwood 2019

Thursday 4th July, Leeds Salon is running the second 'Debate Outwood' Competition at Outwood Grange Academy, Wakefield. The competition is an all-day event between years 10&11 pupils (ages 14 to 16 years), and involving six schools from the Outwood Grange Academy Trust chain.

Prize Sponsors include Wakefield-based public sector procurement company YPO, leading law-firm Womble Bond Dickinson, and the Outwood Grange Academies Trust.


Bolton SFC Debating Competition

Thursday 25th April, Leeds Salon ran the first ever Bolton Sixth-Form College Sixth Form Debating Competition. Congratulation to the winners Ashton Sixth-Form College. Congratulation too to Rebecca Parkin of Bolton Sixth-Form College nominated 'Best Individual' by the judges.

And a big thank you to 'Prize Sponsors' leading financial advisers First Actuarial.


Headingley FoI Years 10&11 Debating Competition 2019

The Final of the sixth, annual Years 10&11 Debating Competition took place on Wednesday 20th March at the HEART Centre, Headingley, as part of the Headingley Festival of Ideas - see details.

The Final was between the two north Leeds qualifying round winners Allerton High and Carr Manor, and the  winners of The Tetley competition for south and central Leeds schools, Woodkirk Academy.

Big congratulations to the HFoI Years 10&11 2019 Champions Allerton High School. Congratulations too to Lizzie Snow of Allerton High who won the 'Best Individual' prize, Anandita Ghosh of Woodkirk Academy who won the 'Highly Commended' prize, and Amtul Azeem of Carr Manor who won the 'Commended' prize. Well done too to all who took part in three tough well argued debates, and for all the contributions from the floor.

And a very big thank you to Event Sponsors leading Yorskhire law firm Switalskis Solicitorsand Prize Sponsors Thackray Medical Museum and The University of Law


Tetley Years 10&11 Debating Competition 2019

Wednesday 30th January Leeds Salon hosted the fourth debating competition in partnerhisp with The Tetley for years 10&11 pupils for south and central Leeds Schools. This year, regulars Mount St Mary's and Woodkirk Academy were joined by newcomers Outwood Grange Academy - see details

Congratulations winners, Woodkirk Academy, who will go on to compete in the Headingley Festival of Ideas Years 10&11 Final on 20th March against the north Leeds qualifying round winners. Congratulation too Anandita Ghosh of Woodkirk who won the 'Best Individual' prize nominatd by the judges. And well done to Mount St Mary's and Outwood Grange for maknig it such a close, competitive competition. And a big thank you to Sponsors LCF Law




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