Revolutionary Inventions: The Debate

What is the most revolutionary invention in history?

Immerse yourself in this explosive arena, which will be host to five expert Plymouth University academics and a pitch battle to win the title of ‘most revolutionary invention’. Which will come out top is up to you, when you cast your vote after enjoying some fascinating, compelling and passionate arguments in this lively debate.

Paper – James Daybell, Professor of Early Modern British History Photography – Jody Patterson, Associate Professor Art History The transistor – Alexis Kirke, Senior Research Fellow in Computer...

Police and Crime Commissioner question time event in Plymouth

The candidates bidding to become Devon and Cornwall’s next Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will be outlining their reasons for seeking the role during a debate at Plymouth University.

Devised by the Plymouth Law School, the free event is designed as a way for people across the region to get a greater understanding of the PCC role and to hear from those who have put their names...

Students given opportunity to debate future of environmental science

Politicians, scientists, broadcasters and students will lock horns in a debate highlighting the challenges facing the world of environmental science.

Lecturers at Plymouth University have created the platform to give students an informed insight into the range of issues they might encounter during their careers.

It will also provide them with the opportunity to pose questions...

Humanists Panel debate on Syria, Refugees and Pymouth

For most Plymouthians the word refugee currently conjures up an image of people living in tents at Calais or trying to cross the Mediterranean in leaky overcrowded boats. But did you know Plymouth is a dispersal centre for refugees in the UK? Nationally there is a great debate about how we should respond to the current situation, for which there is no imminent end in sight. This is a complex...

Parliament pays tribute to former PM Margaret Thatcher

Parliament was recalled today to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with party leaders uniting to pay their respects.

David Cameron led the House of Commons debate saying Baroness Thatcher, "a conviction not consensus politician", had "made Britain great again" and spoke of how "she had been enormously kind" to him.

The Labour leader Ed Miliband said despite...