An exciting debate forum will be launched by Chester Cathedral this October to provide a central space in Chester to discuss, explore, and learn about a wide range of global, national, and local issues, including climate change, free speech, wealth distribution, and issues of race and gender.
Assemble at Chester Cathedral is a regular gathering space for community submissions, where high-profile speakers will debate community-informed topics before a live audience. Participants will have the chance to ask the speakers questions at the end. The inaugural meeting of Assemble at Chester Cathedral will take place on Thursday 26 October at 6.45 pm (refreshments available from 6.15 pm) in the South Transept and will debate around the question Can we ‘Just Stop Oil’?
Speakers for this first meeting will come at this topic from a range of viewpoints, with investment company CCLA and local electrical asset management company EA Technology represented on the panel alongside an ‘eco-warrior vicar’, the debate is set to be an engaging one which will encompass a range of topics covered in our daily press.
The Very Revd Dr Tim Stratford, Dean of Chester, said;
“Assemble is an exciting opportunity for us to engage with these topics as a community and explore what is most important to the people of Chester and Cheshire in a safe but thought- provoking way.“I’m hoping the community engages with Assemble, whether you are someone who has lived in the city all your life, just arrived as a student at the University, or someone who works here and lives in elsewhere. Join us and take part.”
Attendees can book their free ticket to the first Assemble at chestercathedral.com