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July 2020

ONLINE EVENT: THE INCIVILITY PROBLEM – HAS SOCIAL MEDIA MADE CONVERSATION LESS CIVIL?

Thursday, 23rd July, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Most of us think that new media have made public discussion and pronouncements less civil. Is this true and if so what are the consequences for public debate and communication?  Do please join us online on Thursday, 23 July at 7.30pm BST for the first in a series of events in which a distinguished panel will share their thoughts on the issues at hand. 

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September 2020

Online event: Are some born to be better and more civil public speakers?

Wednesday, 23rd September, 7:30 pm

Exploring the formation of belief and how genes, traits and experiences shape our views, Dr Hannah Critchlow, broadcaster and neuroscientist at Cambridge University, examines the concept of free will and asks whether we can ever really change anyone else's - or even our own - minds. She will be joined by Heidi Allen, Former MP for South Cambridgeshire, and Dr Paul Beresford-Hill, Chairman of the ESU of the US. Event summary: ‘Are some born to be better and more civil…

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AGM & talk

Monday, 28th September, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The 66th Annual General Meeting of the Salisbury & South Wiltshire Branch of the English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth After the AGM there will be an online presentation by Commander Vernon Phillips on the topic of “Royal Naval Hovercraft in the Falkland Islands, 1967” The Branch is very grateful to Commander Vernon Phillips for agreeing to be our guinea pig in this, our first online talk of this 2020-21 season. The hovercraft was a relatively new invention in 1967 when…

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October 2020

Bristol Branch: Talk on ‘The Bristol Suffragettes’ by local historian and author Lucienne Boyce.

Thursday, 15th October, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In 1907 suffragette Annie Kenney brought the militants’ fight for women’s right to vote to Bristol. For the next few years the city rang with the cry “Votes for Women!”. From colourful demonstrations on the Downs and stone-throwing in the Centre, to riot on Queen’s Road and arson in the suburbs, the historian and author Lucienne Boyce tells the fascinating story of Bristol’s suffragette years.

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