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First Tuesday current affairs discussion - Tuesday 5 December 7:00pm start

Tuesday 5th Dec: First Tuesday Current Affairs discussion

We'll discuss two topical subjects

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29-May-2012

City 2.0: The Social City of Tomorrow?

Digital technology and new media have transformed our lives and radicalised how we relate to each other – but what impact has the web 2.0 had on the modern metropolis, the city?

 

The Manchester Salon will be asking this question during a discussion on the transforming power of new technology and its ability to shape the space we live in.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 June 2012 21:34
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4-May-2012

Is literature the new politics?

With conventional politics failing to provide people with a dialogue to discuss ideas about society, novels are increasingly filling the gap of social discourse.

 

The Manchester Salon is hosting a discussion on the role the novel plays in shaping conversations about politics, whether through the existential plots of Sartre and Camus or the social realism of Victorian novelists such as Dickens.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 May 2012 20:24
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22-March-2012

The Chilling Effect of the Leveson Inquiry

The shocking revelations about phone hacking and invasions of privacy which have come out of the Leveson Inquiry leave the UK media at a dangerous crossroads.

 

The threat of state regulation is a real possibility after lurid claims of bribing, intercepting of phone messages and collusion with senior police officers appears to have left the print media at least with no moral footing.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 March 2012 10:11
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20-February-2012

Engineering a solution to the energy crisis

 

The fallout from Fukushima has presented governments all over the world with an acute problem: how to solve a looming energy crisis if nuclear power is considered too risky.

 

The Manchester Salon is hosting a discussion looking at the issues entitled ‘Engineering Solutions to the Energy Crisis’.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 March 2012 04:05
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12-February-2012

Technology: source of happiness or anxiety?

 

With the huge rise of social media and more and more people placing their private lives on public display, some are now beginning to question whether unfettered technological advance is necessarily a good thing.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 February 2012 05:47
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