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Is Birmingham the second city or second best?
Birmingham City University is opening its doors to the public and launching a new series of free lunchtime debates, bringing together speakers from across the University and the wider Birmingham community.
The first event in The Debateseries takes place on Friday 14 March, 12-1pm, and will focus on the second city’s portrayal in the media, with guest speakers including the BBC's Evan Davis, Pauline Geoghegan of @PoliticsInBrum and Dave Harte, Birmingham City Council CEO Mark Rogers, Birmingham blogger and senior lecturer in Media and Communication at Birmingham City University.
The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome. Diane Kemp, Professor of Broadcast Journalism Education at Birmingham City University, said:
“There has been lots of media attention on Birmingham lately but it’s primarily been focused on Benefits Street and Peaky Blinders. I’ll be chairing the first debate and we want to examine not just what people think about those shows but also how the city can improve the ‘Birmingham’ brand.”
Supported by Birmingham City University’s City Talks programme, a public lecture series featuring high profile speakers, ‘The Debate’ events will be recorded and later made available to view online.
Bob Calver, Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism at Birmingham City University, said:
“We know there are lots of people here at the University and in the wider community with interesting views and ‘The Debate’ is designed to give them a platform as well as encourage discussions with the city.”
The first in ‘The Debate’ series takes place at Birmingham City University’s Parkside Building from 12-1pm on Friday 14 March.
To attend the free event, please book your place via Eventbrite or turn up on the day.
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