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Fora - Fitzrovia

16-19 Eastcastle Street

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W1W 8DY

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Secular versus religious rights: what should happen when they clash?

Freedom of worship is an uncontested right in our multi-faith society. But is there a further right not to be offended by perceived blasphemy? And what are the lessons of the schools row over LGBT rights?

Our special guests include:
Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of Humanists UK and President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union

Rev Lucy Winkett, Rector, St James’ Church, Piccadilly

Khalil Yousuf, Lawyer, writer and advocate of peaceful Islam.


Chair: Arifa Akbar, Arts Editor, Tortoise


What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?

A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. Modelled on what we call a ‘leader conference’ in the UK (or an editorial board in the US), it is a place where everyone has a seat at the table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It’s where, together, we sift through what we know to come to a clear, concise point of view. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.

Please arrive from 11.30am, starts promptly at 12.00. If you are late to a ThinkIn you can 'SlinkIn'!

If you would like to contribute to this ThinkIn, let us know by emailing thinkin@tortoisemedia.com

We film our Thinkins so we can watch them back, edit the best bits and share them with members who weren’t there in person.


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Tickets and how to book

  • Tortoise members can book ThinkIns for the Civil Rights Day through the app as normal, or on Eventbrite. Members’ tickets are complimentary. If you’re asked to provide your booking code you can find it under ‘My Membership’ in the ‘My Tortoise’ section of the app. If you run into problems, drop us a line at memberhelp@tortoisemedia.com and we’ll help you out.

  • If you’re a member, you’re welcome to bring a friend. If you’d like to do that, just book two tickets – one for you and one for your guest. It’ll make our lives a little bit easier if you use the email address you used for your Tortoise member login when you book.

  • If you’re not yet a member of Tortoise, we’d love to see you at the Civil Rights Day.

    – It’s £25 per person, per ThinkIn.

    – If you’d like to stick around all day (there’ll be food!) early bird full-day tickets are £65 each and include a year’s ‘digital’ membership of Tortoise (usually £50).

    – After the early bird tickets run out, the standard price for full-day tickets will be £95. These also include an annual ‘digital’ membership.

    – If you’re a student, your ticket is complimentary. We’ll just ask you to show a valid student ID / NUS card when you come.

  • Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • All the ThinkIns will take place in our newsroom on Eastcastle Street near Oxford Circus in London. Capacity is limited, so do book as soon as you can because we expect some ThinkIns will fill up quickly.

  • When you book the ThinkIn on Eventbrite, you’ll receive an email confirmation. Bring it with you when you come.

Security

  • Please bring your Eventbrite confirmation email and photo ID with you on the day. Unlike normal ThinkIns, we’ll have security and bag checks on the door for the Civil Rights Day.

When to arrive

  • Each ThinkIn has an arrival time and a start time. If you get here sometime in between those two, you’ll have plenty of time to check in, get a drink and mingle before the ThinkIn starts.

Venue capacity and catering

  • If you’re doing several ThinkIns across the day, you’re welcome to hang around for food and drinks between ThinkIns. Please bear in mind our home isn’t big enough for hundreds of people so if it all gets a little cosy, the plan is to decamp to one of the many coffee shops or pubs close by…

Where to find us

  • The day of ThinkIns takes place at Tortoise’s home, which is Fora, 16-19 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DY. The nearest tubes are Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street.

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Fora - Fitzrovia

16-19 Eastcastle Street

London

W1W 8DY

United Kingdom

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