Debates

Debate

We’re thinking about the Internet and the constant supply of news on offer today. When you’re online, what would you ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ at first glance? Tick as many, or as few, as you’d like.

☐ This guy’s freestyle with his cat is amazing! [crying with laughter emoticon]

☐ Facebook’s fake news: Mark Zuckerberg rejects ‘crazy idea’ that it swayed voters

☐ Watch This Guy Get An Enormous Parasite Removed From His Nose

☐ Thousands still waiting for evacuation from east Aleppo

☐ What Susan Boyle Looks Like Now Is Jaw Dropping

 

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    Our first poet-in-residence, Shey Hargreaves, explores the hot topics & taboos of the modern age.

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  • Body As Border - a poem
    This was written with many things swirling around my head, namely ideas about the individual as a nation, and the limits of the body as a border

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  • Social Mania: Can Social Media Benefit Your Mental Health?
    Social media has a rocky history when it comes to mental health, and the general consensus would suggest that it is predominantly detrimental to it. But is this changing?

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  • The Land of the Free (and Armed)
    Americans are 129 times more likely to be killed by another gun-toting American than they are by say, an Islamic terrorist.

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  • The Secret To Having Productive Conversations
    Though many of us diligently research issues, construct well-informed beliefs and set out to integrate these beliefs into our lives, many people often fall at the final hurdle: communicating their beliefs to others in a manner that people respond positively to.

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  • Did Music Fail Us In 2016?
    It is hard to imagine Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber singing a politically barbed song. After all, their major objective is to sell their music

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  • Climate Justice and Human Rights
    Climate change is the greatest human rights issue facing humanity today, and that is how we can fight it.

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  • The Timid Bulldog? How The UK And The US Differ When Discussing Race.
    Whilst on an educational sojourn from the States, Rob Sprankle, a temporary Lincoln student and resident, discusses some initial observations into how the US and the UK differ in their approach to discussing race.

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  • Orange Is The New Brexit
    What does OITNB teach us about Brexit?

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  • Banksy artwork displayed in Northampton's Super Sausage car park
    EU referendum: In or out – what the vote means to the arts
    Munira Mirza makes the case for artists and those in the arts to vote leave, while Clymene Christoforou argues the UK should remain

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  • Angels, Bpop & Snooty Ladies: Brexiters take back Albion’s arts
    As hoards of British artists conspire to vote ‘remain’, the Brexit brigade endeavours to reclaim our culture for them...

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  • EU Referendum: Vote of a Lifetime...
    Dr Jacqui Briggs has her say on rights for younger voters in light of the EU referendum on 23rd June 2016...

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  • Scribble 19: Courts of Protection
    Could you make life-changing decisions for someone if they were deemed to lack the capacity to do so for themselves?

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  • Scribble 18: Rights to take away
    Shey Hargreaves draws our attention to the government's latest plans to privatise prisons

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  • Scribble 17: The right to legal aid
    Shey Hargreaves looks at government cuts to legal aid, which seriously impact on the ability of the most vulnerable people to access justice

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  • Scribble 12: Freedom of expression and aphasia
    Imagine each sentence requiring intense effort. Would it change the things you say?

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  • Scribble 10: The value of life and who assigns it
    We enjoy a great deal of freedom in the UK regarding how we live, but our choices are more limited regarding how we choose to die

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  • Scribble 9: Emergency care and frontline services
    'Beds are filled; beds empty; beds are filled. Queues form, disperse, build, disappear.'

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  • Should artists be paid for exhibiting their work?
    Our Digital Director Sarah Gillett discusses artists’ payment in light of our evolving economic and cultural climates

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  • First Poll Results: Right to a Fair Trial
    We asked you whether the right to a fair trial should be absolute – see what you said here...

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