Tynedale Transformed

Hexham Debates

The Hexham Debates originated in a response by local people to Tony Blair’s invitation to join in a national debate about the renewal of Trident in 2006. The first speaker was Bruce Kent, who spoke to over 200 people. The organising group of local Quakers and others realised that there was an appetite to hear from national experts on subjects relating to Justice, Peace and Democracy. The Debates have now completed 13 series.  The last series was completed using Zoom, which opened up the possibility of speakers and audiences coming from elsewhere. Planning for the 14th series will start shortly. Video recordings of the Debates are available on their website.

We urge you to explore and listen to the many interesting and informative debates that are available. Here we have provided links to the specific debates have featured in TT events in case you want to listen again.

The NHS – past, present and future. Vimeo link https://vimeo.com/387192426

Who does the BBC serve? Vimeo link  https://vimeo.com/261639739

Hexham Debates: On Democracy.  Vimeo link  https://vimeo.com/414244415