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It's been a long two years, but we're thrilled to be able to deliver a selection of Festival of Debate events in real life again this year.

In-person events are genuinely irreplaceable. Being with people in a room adds so much to the experience. You're able to engage in the talks and debates without distraction. You can bump into and have conversations with people you've not seen for months. You get to enjoy all those wonderful impromptu interactions that we've all craved for so long.

50% of the 2022 Festival of Debate is still online, but we also have a fantastic line-up of live events that you don't want to miss this May.

And we’re offering a no-quibble, 100% refund policy on tickets, so you can have complete peace of mind should anything unexpected happen which means you can't attend.

Join us for:

Jeremy Corbyn - Mon 16 May

Former leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy will be discussing his decades in Parliament, years as Labour leader, his role in the UK’s anti-war movement and the work of the Peace & Justice Project.

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David Wengrow: The Dawn of Everything - A New History of Humanity - Thu 19 May

Join David on a journey through history that will challenge our assumptions and reveal the unexpected, exposing the true origins of civilisation and transforming our understanding of the world.

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Festival of Debate Does Question Time with Jackie Weaver - Sat 21 May

Trust, accountability and transparency are key to the functioning of any local democracy. Come and enjoy Jackie as she takes the helm to quiz:

  • Turkish journalist & author - Ece Temelkuran

  • Architect & co-founder of Dark Matter Laboratories - Indy Johar

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Shon Faye: The Transgender Issue - Tue 24 May

Join writer, journalist, editor, presenter and podcast host Shon in a discussion which cuts through the distracting, all-too-familiar media frenzy and reveals that we have been having the wrong conversation for far too long.

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Armando Iannucci: Pandemonium - Some Verses on the Current Predicament - Thu 26 May

Come and experience the man once described as a “heavyweight of political satire” by The Daily Telegraph. Someone involved in bringing us iconic and infamous television, from Brass Eye and The Day Today, to Alan Partridge, The Thick of It and Veep.

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