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Political Awareness Week

The student-organised Political Awareness Week took place in February and featured an array of guest speakers including Old Edwardians, West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street (1981), MP Saqib Bhatti (2003) and former Director of Counter-Terrorism at the Home Office, Robert Whalley (1965). Talks were on topics including race, identity, gender and sexuality in politics and a virtual ‘Question Time' like debate.

'Question Time' Debate

Question Time debate with the Mayor of the West Midlands, OE Andy Street, Labour MP for Edgbaston and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Preet Kaur Gill, MP for Meriden, OE Saqib Bhatti, and Councillor Matt Bennett.

Civil Service

Robert Whalley (1965), former Director of Counter-Terrorism at the Home Office, talks about the Civil Service with Q&A.

Race and Slavery

Professor Barbara Krauthamer, Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts, discusses Race and Slavery with Q&A.

Gender and Politics

Dr Elliot Evans, Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, talks about Gender and Politics with Q&A.