Talking Heads

Next Meeting:

Thursday 14th November 19.30 – 21.00 at HEART

Safe as Houses: Private Greed, Political Negligence
and Housing Policy After Grenfell

Speaker: Dr Stuart Hodkinson

New urban enclosures, housing privatisation, gentrification, PFI, privatisation of public space and citizen auditing. All of these issues touch on important issues for those living in Headingley and Leeds. Stuart will talk about his new book which links these issues together with a focus on housing policy before and after Grenfell: Safe as Houses : Private Greed, Political Negligence and Housing Policy After Grenfell, Manchester University Press 2019.

 


 

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:

• How to be a Space Invader
• Islamaphobia: Rooted in their Religion or our Politics?
• Post Brexit
• The DUP and Britain’s Broken Politics – A Tangled Web
• Disability and Human Rights
• From Mao to Xi Jinping – Utopias and Purgatories in Modern China
• Unlocking Sustainable Cities
• Restorative Practice in Leeds
• 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


Next Meeting:

Thursday 14th November 19.30 – 21.00

Safe as Houses: Private Greed, Political Negligence and Housing Policy After Grenfell

Speaker: Dr Stuart Hodkinson

New urban enclosures, housing privatisation, gentrification, PFI, privatisation of public space and citizen auditing. All of these issues touch on important issues for those living in Headingley and Leeds. Stuart will talk about his new book which links these issues together with a focus on housing policy before and after Grenfell.

 


Coming Soon:

Thursday 12th December 19.30 – 21.00

Education provision: positives, problems and possibilities

Speaker: Patrick Murphy, NUT Division Secretary, Rep for E-ACT (Edutrust academies charitable trust)

 


Thursday 9th January 19.30 – 21.00

Understanding and enhancing community value of traditional retail markets in UK cities

Speaker: Associate Professor Sara Gonzalez

what's on

  • Projects and Events

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  • Talking Heads

    Thurs 14th November - Safe as Houses: Housing Policy after GrenfellVisit page

  • Zero Carbon Headingley

    Next meeting Wednesday 4th December, 7.30pm at HEARTVisit page

  • Café Scientifique

    Mon 9th December - 1201 Alarm ... Apollo Moon Landings at 50Visit page

  • Farmers Market

    Sat 14th December 2019Visit page

  • Films at HEART

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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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