“What is Democracy for?”

Date:  Monday 15th January 2018, 7.30pm
Venue:  the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG
The idea of the liberal democracy lies at the heart of the Humanist conception of the good society yet it is an idea that seems to be under attack from many directions. In place of the previously […]

Deliberation, Democracy and Experts 

Date:       Monday 16th January 2017, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG
Our speaker for the January meeting was Professor James Connelly from the School of Law and Politics at the University of Hull. This talk considered the issue, in a representative democracy, of the relationship between deliberation, experts and expertise. Professor Connelly discussed the role of […]