Lansdowne Question Time Public Debates/Discussions, Malvern

This successful series of debates/discussions organised/run by and held in Lansdowne Crescent Methodist Church (in association with Engage Malvern) has clearly caught  the interest of many people in the Malvern Hills area. The feedback provided has been very positive in all regards.

Major issues concerned with vulnerable people have been highlighted and the Church has identified itself in the public mind with the traditional Methodist emphases on giving  a high public profile to social justice issues and the common good.

Previous debates/discussions…….

1.October 2014 “Why a Foodbank in Malvern?” (audience 120)

2.March 2015 “ Affordable Housing or Green Fields?” (audience 100)

3.October 2015 “Worcestershire NHS: More or Less?” (audience 60)

4.March 2016“ European Union: Remain In or Leave?”(audience 120)

5.October 2016 “ Influence of Migration on the UK: What does the Future Hold?” (audience 120)

6. 25 March 2017 “Mental Health Matters: how do we Challenge Stigma and Rethink Resources?”

7.  21 October 2017 ”Is Malvern a Safe Place to Live?“

8. 17th March 2018 "Education Budget Cuts: How will Malvern Schools Cope?"

9. 20th October 2018 "Brexit: How will it affect our region"

10. 23rd March 2019 "Intergenerational Debate: Is there a worthwhile future for young people in Malvern"

At each debate, members of the audience submit about 30 questions and participate, and some 30 feedback forms are completed.

We are extremely grateful to all 39 panel members and independent chairpersons who have contributed to the debates to date---men, women and students aged from 17 through to 70 plus----local senior politicians, professionals and topic experts. Students/church members have filmed/recorded the debates and produced the debate/discussion videos/audios. All debates have been promoted and reported in local newspapers. A team of about 20 church members is involved in the organising and running of these public debates/discussions.

For more information please contact Professor David Tweats, Lead Debate Organiser, Lansdowne Crescent Methodist Church, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 2AW .                                                          

 Last updated 13/07/2019