The Next Leeds Salon:

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 4:45pm. Read more...  


Leeds Salons 2018

Amongst our 2018 Leeds Salons, we will welcome back Joanna Williams to discuss her new book Women vs Feminism: Why We All Need Liberating from the Gender Wars, and we'll welcome for the first time 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

On 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...


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 in partnership with the Headingley Festival of Ideas for years 10&11 pupils (ages 14 to 16 years), for north Leeds schools. See details here... 




Debating Matters Yorkshire Championship 2018

On 28 March 2018, Leeds Salon is partnering with the national sixth-form Debating Matters competition to help run their new Yorkshire Championship event. This is one of twelve DM regional championships that will take place in early 2018, leading to a 'Champion of Champions' final in London in the summer; 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 Leeds Salon will be presenting it's own individual prize to the student who best represents the spirit of Enlightenment inquiry by asking lots of good, challenging questions.


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...








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