Schools Question Time at Leeds Minster

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:45-14:45
  • Location: Leeds Minster
  • Year Group(s): High ability Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, Year 13
  • Bookings: Using booking link below
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We are delighted to invite you and your students Schools Question Time, run in partnership with Leeds Minster. This event will allow your students to get involved in debating the big social, philosophical, political and religious issues of the day and question a diverse panel of invited guests on issues of current affairs, ethics and religion, in the style of the popular BBC show.

Confirmed for this years panel so far are:

Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP: A Member of Parliament for Leeds Central and chair of the parliamentary Exiting the EU Committee. He served in the Cabinet from 2003 to 2010 as Secretary of State for International Development and then as Secretary of State for Environment.

Salma Arif: The City Councillor for Gipton and Harehills. She is the deputy executive leader for Children and Families, and was a founding co-chair of Leeds Nisa-Nashim (Jewish-Muslim women’s network). When elected she was one of Leeds’ youngest city councillors.

Rev. Heston Groenewald: Reverend in charge of All Hallows’ Church in Leeds. He has recently been recognised in a national award scheme for his work in building strong relationships with local Muslim and Hindu communities.

Suitable for students studying any subjects, but who have an interest in society, ethics, religion, politics and philosophy, we ask visitors to submit questions for discussion prior to the event. The format will involve responses from the panellists to each question, followed by a more open discussion in which we will take comments from the floor. We’re looking for questions relating to current affairs, ethics and religion on which you’d be interested in hearing different perspectives. We’re most likely to select questions that will be of broad interest beyond a specific GCSE or A-level syllabus – and that will provoke a lively discussion!

In addition to the afternoon panel, we have a limited number of places for workshops in the morning based on Religion, Ethics and Politics.  I you are interested in bringing your group along to one of these sessions, please contact us via the email address below.

Please note, this event is now fully booked.