Author Archives: leicesterexchanges

Social Mobility: Giving Graduate Candidates the Edge

More needs to be done to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed in the graduate labour market – that was the argument set out by a University of Leicester debate on social mobility attended by leading graduate recruiters, which took place on Thursday 4th September.

Live event catch up: Is the euro finished?

Liz Lightfoot reports on the Leicester Exchanges live debate, which took place at the Lloyd’s Building, London on Wednesday 7 March 2012. The topic under discussion was: Is the euro finished?

Live event catch up – Comprehensive school education: policy mistake, lost ideal or model for the future?

On Wednesday 21 September 2011 the Leicester Exchanges live debate tackled the important and divisive theme of Comprehensive School Education.  The lively event was held at The Court Room, Glaziers Hall, in front of a live audience and featured a panel of leading thought-leaders, campaigners, practitioners and academics: • Robert McCartney, Chairman National Grammar Schools Association […]

The Punitive Community

Panu Minkkinen, Professor of Legal Theory, University of Leicester: Penology is the study of the criminal sanction, and in countries that have abolished capital punishment, it usually centres on imprisonment as the most harsh punishment that can follow if a crime is committed. The discussion is usually about justification: How can we justify imprisonment that, […]

Should we punish or reform offenders?

The first Leicester Exchanges debate, at the Tower of London on 23 March 2011, addressed the issue of prison reform. A report on the event is now available, which includes an edited video of the debate plus interviews with the panellists. Our events tackle important issues facing society and often feature topics in the news.  A summary […]