Talking Heads

Next Meeting:

Thursday 13th December at 19.30 – 21.00
at HEART

Restorative Practice in Leeds

Speakers: PC Matthew Guy and Andy Lloyd

The essence of restorative practice is that human beings are happier, more productive and more likely to make positive changes in their behaviour when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them. Leeds City Council adopts a Restorative Practice approach throughout its various functions.

This session will outline the theoretical approach of Restorative Practice and give examples of how this approach works from both children’s services and youth offending perspectives.

PC Matthew Guy is a Leeds Youth Crime Prevention Officer with West Yorkshire Police.

Andy Lloyd is Head of Service, Workforce Development in Leeds Children’s Services.


Talking Heads at HEART

is a monthly gathering where expert speakers bring a mixed Headingley audience up to date on current issues in society. The speakers are often drawn from local university departments or similar organisations and their talks are followed by a series of comments and questions from the audience.

Talking Heads at HEART is an initiative between HDT and HEART. It benefits the community of Headingley and beyond and aims to stimulate, inform and enliven.

Recent topics include:

• Food inequality and food waste – what can be done?
• The Overdevelopment of London/Underdevelopment of Britain
• Climate Change
• The Brexit Crisis
• Understanding North Korea
• Leeds: Cradle for Innovation
• Have things got better for women?
• Understanding homelessness
• Social cohesion, resilience, and community mediation
• What does culture mean to Leeds?
• The housing crisis- and how people power can solve it
• Ethics in business,
• Can we solve poverty?
• Unemployment, jobs and new technology

All welcome

what's on

  • Café Scientifique

    Mon 10th December - Seasonal Science Bites.Visit page

  • Talking Heads

    Thurs 13th December - Restorative Practice in LeedsVisit page

  • Farmers Market

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more information

We meet in HEART at 7.30 on the second Thursday of each month, except August – suggested donation £3-5.

After a [usually lively!] discussion on the issues raised people often repair to the HEART Cafe or local bar.


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