Tuesday, 5 February 2008

New Salon Dates for Spring 2008

Monday 18 February - Obesity - are we bingeing on another scare story?

Speakers: Rob Lyons, Deputy editor of Spiked Online (see http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/issues/C34/ and http://www.robertlyons.co.uk)

Lyons argues: "Just fill in the gaps with obesity/climate change/bird flu/whatever and you have a ready-made panic, ... in response to which Something Must Be Done - usually by the government, because we feckless individuals are too weak to do it ourselves. "

Thursday 13 March - Sustainability - good for the planet but bad for architecture?

Speaker: Austin Williams (Director of the Future Cities Project http://www.futurecities.org.uk/articles/art141103.html)

Williams argues that the "...green mire that architecture finds itself in today can only get worse unless it begins to break free of the low aspirational, sanctimonious, petty-minded, misanthropic, miserablism that sustainability represents."

Wednesday 16 April - Should childhood come with a health warning?

Speakers: Helene Guldberg (Founder of Spiked, see http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/1657/)

Guldberg argues "At a time when government, the media and advocacy groups are constantly panicking about children and their wellbeing, is it any wonder that fear for our kids is widespread in society? Couldn’t it be a self-fulfilling prophecy?"

Venue: Cafe Ollo, The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield.

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm; refreshments available from 6.00pm.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting The Media Centre reception or by calling 0870 990 5000.

Ticket price: £5.00 or £12.00 for three.