SCT’s Forum for Debate provides protagonists on either side of an issue or public debate – including think tanks, commentators, academics and campaigners – with an opportunity to set out their well-considered, rational arguments and then allow a limited number of exchanges between them. Rather than then hosting an open forum or blog, the debates are designed to encourage visitors, guided by links provided by the British Library, to seek out further information about the issues and engage in face-to-face debate themselves. The debates could also provide material around which Speakers’ Corner Committees can organise their own local events.
The latest in the series appears below. Previous debates can be found in the archive.