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DEBATE: This House is Proud to be Patriotic (Durham University, UK)

DurhamDebateThe Durham Debating Union are hosting a debate at Durham University on the motion ‘This House is Proud to be Patriotic’ this coming Friday 23rd October 2015.

Four speakers have been invited to propose and oppose the motion:


Mark Lewis, a renowned media lawyer who spearheaded the ground-breaking phone hacking cases against News of the World and News International, representing more than 120 victims including the Dowler family.

Dominic Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder of Somerset Capital Management LLP, a $7bn Global Emerging Markets asset management firm, and Chairman of the New City Initiative.


Peter Tatchell, a political campaigner who recently called for the abandonment of the British national anthem and a renowned activist within LGBT social movement.

Abdullah al Andalusi, an international speaker, thinker and intellectual activist for Islam and Muslim affairs.

Doors open at 8pm; debate starts at 8:30pm

The Durham Union Society
Pemberton Buildings, Palace Green, DH1 3EP Durham, Durham

The debate is for members of the Durham Debating Union only (To sign up: Further information can be found here.

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