The BIRTHA debate will take place each Spring, when a relevant topic of interest to the Arts and Humanities will be discussed.
The Seventh Annual BIRTHA Debate: 'What is University?'
Venue: The Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building
Wednesday, 8 May 2013 at 3.00 pm
At the Sixth Annual BIRTHA Debate in 2012, six members of the University addressed the question 'What is a University?'. There was a consensus in seeing universities as a public good that produces critical thinkers, citizens and ethical professionals upon whom individuals and societies can rely. Some members of the audience argued that diverse voices from other constituencies should be brought into the debate; for example, it would be helpful to hear from representatives of the University's support staff and administrators. Moreover, several called for a presentation of views held by some from outside of a university milieu.
To that end, the Seventh BIRTHA Debate will aim to fulfill these requests and revisit the question: 'What is University?'
Among the speakers will be:
The Debate will be followed by refreshments. All are warmly invited.
For catering purposes, please RSVP Sam Barlow.
Urban Identity: Whose street is it anyway?
Rise, Independent record shop, 70 Queens Road
25th February 2013, 6-8 pm
Following the BIRTHA (Bristol Institute for Research in the Arts and Humanities) debate 2012 - "What is a University?" - the Faculty of Arts and the People's Republic of Stokes Croft ask the question "Whose street is it anyway?" in a panel discussion and debate.
The 2013 debate will be held on Wednesday 8th May in the Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building in the afternoon, time and title tbc.
The 2012 debate was held on Wednesday 25 April 2012 at 3.00 pm in the Reception Room, 1st floor, 43 Woodland Road.
'What is a university?'
This year's BIRTHA debaters are:
David Alder, Director of Communications and Marketing, University of Bristol
Nick Lieven, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education, University of Bristol
Hannah Stubbs, Undergraduate Student, Historical Studies, University of Bristol
Alex Wardrop, Postgraduate Research Student, Classics and Ancient History, University of Bristol
Ian Wei, Senior Lecturer, Historical Studies, University of Bristol
Rosa Vasilaki, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol
The debate will be followed by tea and cake.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your attendance (for catering purposes)
There was no debate in 2011