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John Smith Memorial Mace 2012: Media Regulation Debate (Parliament Week)

The English-Speaking Union

Sunday, 25 November 2012 from 14:30 to 18:00 (GMT)

London, United Kingdom

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Event Details

This house believes that the press cannot be trusted to regulate themselves

 

Founded in 1954, the John Smith Memorial Mace is one of the largest and most prestigious debating competitions in the world, featuring over 200 teams across four national championships.



Former winners include the late Donald Dewar, The Rt Hon Charles Kennedy, Bob Marshall-Andrews MP, The Rt Hon the Lord Hunt of Wirral, Professor Anthony Clare, and the late Labour leader, John Smith, in whose honour the competition was renamed in 1995.



The England Grand Final of the John Smith Memorial Mace will take place on Sunday 25 November at The Assembly Hall, Church House. The event will start at 2:30pm - doors will open at 2:00pm.



This year the John Smith Memorial Mace is part of Parliament Week a national initiative co-ordinated by the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The aim of Parliament Week is to raise awareness of democracy and democratic institutions in the UK, and to inform people about how they can take an active part in them..



The event will feature the best four university teams in England debating the motion "This house believes that the press cannot be trusted to regulate themselves". 



The Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission, Lord Hunt of the Wirral, will chair the panel of judges.

 

From 2:30pm-3:30pm there will be a Pre Debate Public Forum which will explore the issue of press regulation in light of the Leveson Inquiry.


The Public Forum will be chaired by Chris Blackhurst (Editor of The Independent) and is your chance to hear the thoughts of a number of leading politicians, journalists academics and media lawyers. There will also be a Q&A session where you will have the chance to have your say!


Confirmed speakers

Chris Bryant MP (Rhonda) (Shadow Minister for Immigration)

Professor Natalie Fenton (Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths College)

Jason Cowley (Editor of The New Statesman)

Joan Smith (Author and Phone Hacking Victim)

 

 

The John Smith Memorial Mace is generously sponsored by Baillie Gifford.




 

FAQs

 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Students: Please bring proof of student status to the debate

ESU Members: Please bring your ESU Membership Card to the debate

 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please see: http://www.churchhouseconf.co.uk/about_church_house/location

 

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email: janine.ryan@esu.org or phone: 0207 529 1573

 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes

Do you have questions about John Smith Memorial Mace 2012: Media Regulation Debate (Parliament Week)? Contact The English-Speaking Union

When & Where



The Assembly Hall, Church House
Great Smith St
London
SW1P

United Kingdom

Sunday, 25 November 2012 from 14:30 to 18:00 (GMT)


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