Social issues Soap Box

Social issue Soap box. Discussions with a variety of speakers coming in 2018. Feel free to attend one or more than one.

Description

In this series we aim to have speakers to stimulate discussion, introduce new challenges,  parade their new research, argue for causes, focus your political  discussion etc.  We would like to have our hall become Hyde Park corner in Gloucester street. We welcome  you to one or  more than one of the sessions.

PLEASE NOTE: TIMES FOR DISCUSSIONS WILL VARY. NOT ALL ARE AT THE SAME TIME.

 Topics we intend to include are

  • Housing:  History of social housing; Affordable Architecture; Tiny Houses; Cooperative Housing; Co Housing
  • Politics: Compulsory voting? lowering voting age?
  • New Science: 
  • Environmental challenges and new thinking in this area.
  • Community development and sustainability

 Speakers who have agreed to be involved include.

  • Grant Pheloung - Unravelling of US Politics.. Wednesday 14th February 6.30-8 pm
  • Dr Sylvia Nissen -Department of Political Science and IR, University of Canterbury, NZ,& Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), UK - The impact on voting systems and young people's politics. Wednesday 21st February 5.30-7.30 pm.
  • Glenda Martin - Volunteering  - what why, who and how? Wednesday 28th February 2-4 pm
  • Sam Mahon- Artist, Environmentalist and  Citizen.. Wednesday 7th March 5.30-7p
  • Dr Susanna Finlay and Dr Libby Caygill-- New Biology- 14th March  6.30-8 pm
  • Kyle Sutherland - Tiny Houses
  • Dan Bartlett -history of housing in Aotearoa New Zealand, and in particular the race and class factors that intersect with unhealthy housing.