Presidential Election Night Question Time

The Arts Institute, Roland Levinksy Building, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00

The US presidential election of 2020 promises to be controversial, held against the back drop of President Trump's term in office, the Coronavirus pandemic, a faltering economy and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Tonight, as we have since 2008, University of Plymouth academics Dr Harry Bennett, Dr Alicja Syska and Dr Simon Topping, of the history programme, along with Dr David Brockington, lecturer in politics, will answer audience questions on the issues of the election and what it means for the US, the UK and the world.

Free to access online. Book your place via The Arts...

New BBC political show puts the spotlight on issues across England

“It’s never been more important to listen to people and the local issues which affect them,” says the Director of BBC England as she launches a new weekly politics show in the South West.

Local stories have the power to shape the national picture and that was proved like never before in the 2019 General Election, believes Helen Thomas, who says Politics South West will “put local...

Coast and Country: Have your say about life in South Devon

Rural and coastal communities, such as towns and villages across South Devon, face a number of unique problems that are often misunderstood by the politicians in London who set national policy. The results of recent local elections demonstrated that the deep divisions highlighted by the European referendum continue to exist, with clear voting differences and political deadlock between urban...

Coast and Country: Have your say

Rural and coastal communities face a number of unique problems that are often misunderstood by the politicians in London who set national policy. ‘Coast and Country: Have your Say’ is a free public meeting, giving you an opportunity to share your concerns about the challenges of living in rural and coastal South West Devon and beyond. Following your participation in themed discussions, our expert panel will hear and respond to the issues you raise. The panel includes politicians and researchers who are experienced in marine, coastal and rural policy.

The outcomes of the meeting...

Christopher Durston Memorial Lecture – ‘Preachers, Printers and Hearers in the English Revolution’

Prof Ann Hughes, Keele University

Ann Hughes is Professor of Early Modern History at Keele University, and one of the leading experts on the culture, religion and politics of the English Civil War, or the English Revolution. In recent years she has worked on religious debate and polemic, print culture, gender and radicalism, and has published widely in this area, including Gender and Politics in the English Revolution. She is currently working principally on preaching during the revolution, and this is the topic of this evening’s lecture.

Date/time: Tuesday 15 March, 19:00...

Subversion in Switzerland: International Art and Politics in Exile 1914-1918

Subversion in Switzerland: International Art and Politics in Exile 1914-1918 by Deborah Lewer, Senior Lecturer in the History of Art, University of Glasgow

Dr Deborah Lewer’s research interests lie in the field of the German-speaking avant-garde of the period 1910-1933. In particular, she works on many aspects of Zurich Dada, Dada in Germany, Expressionism, ‘Neue Sachlichkeit’ and the wider literary and visual culture of the Weimar Republic.

During the war of 1914-1918, neutral Switzerland became an extraordinary place of action, international encounter and dissent for...

Leading Women UK Political Special

Please join the Plymouth network at The Treasury as part of the Leading Women UK Poltical Special 2015.

The Treasury will kindly be providing canapés for attendees.

According to the Fawcett society: - Men currently outnumber women 4 to 1 in Westminster. - Currently 16% of Conservative 32% of Labour and 12% of Liberal Democrats MPs are women. - Women constitute 32% of elected councillors, but just 12.3% of council leaders in England are women. - There are disparities between women and men regarding their involvement and access to politics, and therefore public debate and...

We need a government for the many, not the few

Luke Pollard, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate in Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, looks back on the party conference season.

As the party conference season draws to a close for another year there's little doubt who’s been setting the agenda. Ed Miliband and Labour have identified the real problem of living standards facing families in Plymouth, and laid out policies to help deal with...

I thought, given the proximity of the local government elections in the UK, I would give this quasi political piece an airing...

The following poem contains one use of strong language. The Plymouth Daily welcomes a range of views and opinions.

‘On the Hustings..’

“We’re all in this chaps together”, barefaced in their Eton plummies; Scratching at a well spanked nether, swearing on their sainted mummies: Old school ties all dingle dangle, Harris Tweeds with rich boy pockets; On the soap box jingle jangle,...

Talk: The Siege of Nettlestead, 1646: A Family Scandal During the English Revolution 1850 to the Present

Professor Jason Peacey’s research focuses on the politics and political culture of early modern Britain, and he is particularly interested in the relationships between print culture and political life, and between the citizen and the state.

Jason, one of the editors of a Leverhulme Trust project to produce a new edition of the letters and speeches of Oliver Cromwell, is currently writing a microhistory on politics and religion in a protracted 17th-century land dispute, provisionally entitled The Churchrobber and the Madman.