Join us for a series of conversations addressing the big issues of today with high profile panellists from journalism, public life and think tanks. The panellists are not the celebrities of politics or government but rather commentators and social and political observers – individuals on the “inside”, who influence our news, views and understanding of the world around us. The purpose is to encourage us all to think about our future and how we can shape it at a time when society is fragmented.
The 2016 referendum divides opinions about how major decisions are made, what our government’s priorities should be and what it means to be British. How should democracy work and how should we be governed?
This week’s conversation is facilitated by Elinor Goodman, former political editor of Channel 4 news and member of Salisbury Cathedral Council.
The panellists include Grainne MaGuire, self-proclaimed political nerd, Labour supporter and comedian, Tim Montgomerie, political activist, blogger and columnist, who is best known as the co-founder of the Centre for Social Justice and creator of the Conservative Home website, and poet Lemn Sissay MBE, a campaigner for children in care and author of Magniloquent Cartilage, which is part of the Ladders of Light : A new Constitution for the UK installation currently on show in the Cathedral.
The Salisbury Conversations 2019 : Crossing Divides will each be recorded in front of an audience and broadcast the following evening on BBC Wiltshire and BBC Sounds at 19:00.
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