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Water, Water Everywhere
Water, Water Everywhere, not allowed to use it
Battle of Ideas 2012
Equality vs Difference
Equality vs Difference debate,
November 2012
Equality, Equity and the Dispossessed
Equality, Equity and the Dispossessed, 
November 2012
Whatever Happened to Equality? interviews
Whatever Happened to Equality? speaker interviews, 
November 2012
school debate competition final 2011: nuclear power
The Great Debate schools Competition final 2011:
Nuclear power is the answer to the world's energy problems
great northern youth voices
great northern youth voices videos
Infrastructure Debate
The Great Infrastructure Debate, 
April 2012
Transport Challenges
The Challenges of Sustainable Transport,
March 2012
The Future of Energy
The Future of Energy for the North East,
December 2011
Too Many People?
Too Many People? debate, 
November 2011
Engineering the Future
Engineering the Future debate, 
November 2011
Facing the Future
vox pops
Facing the Future vox pops, 
November 2011
Facing the Future
interviews
Facing the Future speaker interviews, 
November 2011
Visions for the Future of the City
Visions for the Future of the City, 
October 2011
Economic Growth: Bane or Boon? Porritt & Ben-Ami
Economic Growth: Bane or Boon? 
Head to head debate between Daniel Ben-Ami and Jonathon Porritt
Oct 2010
Limits to Growth
Limits to Growth debate with Daniel Ben-Ami, 
Richard Dyer and Phil O'Keefe, August 2010
Food & Water Security
Food & Water Security debate with Tony Allan, 
Jennie Barron, Julia Brown and Ben Campbell,
March 2010
Living in a Changing World
Living in a Changing World, 2010
Getting Real About Energy
Video of Getting Real About Energy at EGU 2010
Don't Shout at the Telly North East 2009
Don't Shout at the Telly North East 2009
Flush it (10 min edit)
10 minute edit of WORLDwrite video Flush it
Darwinism without Darwinitis
Discussion following key note talk by Raymond Tallis on Darwinism without Darwinitis
Human Nature Debate
Rita Carter, Caspar Hewett, Thomas Pink and Kevin Yuill: 
The Great Human Nature Debate
Science & Human Nature
What can science tell us about human nature?
Bruce Charlton, Pauline Hadaway and Igor Aleksander
What is radical politics today? Hutton & Giddens
What is radical politics today? 
Will Hutton and Anthony Giddens
in conversation with Jonathan Pugh
Keeping Africa Small
Keeping Africa Small Debate
I'm a subsistence farmer ... Get me out of here!
I'm a Subsistence Farmer ... Get Me Out Of Here! debate
TGD 10th Anniversary
The Great Debate 10th anniversary
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Videos from the HYPODS project


Water, Water Everywhere, not allowed to use it
Water, Water Everywhere, not allowed to use it
The hosepipe ban introduced in England early in 2012 was the signal for it to rain for months on end. Soaked commuters on London platforms faced posters of cracked dry earth stating: 'none of us can make it rain but we can all use less water'. Should we focus on demand management by encouraging people to limit their consumption of water or would it make more sense to put in place the infrastructure necessary to meet our current consumption needs and even those of future generations? And what of the third world, where lack of access to water can have far more serious implications than a hosepipe ban? What solutions are there to make sure that in the future there is enough water to meet the needs of the whole world? This debate took place at Battle of Ideas in October 2012. Speakers: Chris Binnie, Dr. Caspar Hewett, David Lloyd Owen and Andy Wales. View Video

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Whatever Happened to Equality?
Whatever Happened to Equality?
Whatever Happened to Equality? was a day of active debate and documentary-making held in November 2012 in which participants took a critical look at how the discourse of equality has changed in recent times. The day included a film-making training workshop for young people and two debates: Equality, Equity and the dispossessed with Dr Vikki Boliver and Christopher Snowdon; Equality versus Difference with Davina Cooper, Max Wind-Cowie and Dolan Cummings. Film-workshop participants videoed the debates and interviewed speakers. View Videos


The Great Debate schools Competition final 2011
Nuclear power is the answer to the world's energy problems
Video of the final of Newcastle University Year of Sustainability School debate event held in November 2011. Recorded by participants of great northern youth voices project. View Video


great northern youth voices videos
great northern youth voices videos
Young people taking part in our 2011/12 film-making programme conduct interviews and talk about their views. Includes multiple edits of participants' reflections on change, vox pop interviews and interviews with speakers about population and technical fixes to problems from Facing the Future, a day of documentary-making and debate held in November 2011. View Videos

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The Great Infrastructure Debate, April 2012
The Great Infrastructure Debate
Proceedings of an event held in April 2012 as part of the Sustained Engagement project. With ICE President, Richard Coackley; Edward Bentley, Northumbria University; Richard Dawson, Newcastle University; Stephanie Henderson, Environment Agency; Laura O'Toole, Jacobs; Tony Quinn, National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec). Read details and view video.


The Challenges of Sustainable Transport, March 2012
The Challenges of Sustainable Transport
Proceedings of an event held in March 2012 as part of the Sustained Engagement project posing the question "What should we prioritise to manage personal mobility effectively in Tyne and Wear over the next twenty years?" With Matteo Conti, Northumbria University; Katja Leyendecker, Environment Agency, Newcastle Cycling Campaign; and Adriana Monroy-Olaya, Newcastle University. Read details and view video

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Facing the Future vox pops, 
November 2011
Facing the Future
Vox pop interviews with participants, interviews with speakers and debate proceedings from The Great Debate: Facing the Future, a day of active debate and documentary-making held as part of ESRC Festival of Social Science 2011. Participants were encourages to take a critical look at current discussions around population and the limits to social and technical engineering. View Videos


Visions for the Future of the City
Visions for the Future of the City, 
October 2011
Presentations from workshop exploring the question "How do we create a sustainable and resilient city in 2050?" held as part of the Sustained Engagement project at Newcastle University, 22nd October 2011. With Caspar Hewett, The Great Debate, Claire Walsh, Newcastle University, John Whitehead, Sentient Cities project and Mark Wilkinson, Newcastle University. View Videos


Economic Growth: Bane or Boon? 
Head to head debate between Daniel Ben-Ami and Jonathon Porritt
Economic Growth: Bane or Boon?
Head to head debate between Daniel Ben-Ami, author Ferraris for All: In Defence of Economic Progress and Jonathon Porritt, author Globalism and Regionalism, Living within our means, Capitalism as If the World Matters held at Northumbria University, 19th October 2010. View Video

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Limits to Growth debate with Daniel Ben-Ami, 
Richard Dyer and Phil O'Keefe, August 2010
Limits to Growth in the 21st Century
Discussion held as part of The Great Debate Green Phoenix Festival Programme, August 2010 with Daniel Ben-Ami, author Cowardly Capitalism, Ferraris for All: In Defence of Economic Progress; Richard Dyer, Transport and Climate Campaigner, Friends of the Earth; Phil O'Keefe, Professor of Economic Development and Environmental Management, University of Northumbria. View Video


Food & Water Security debate with Tony Allan, 
Jennie Barron, Julia Brown and Ben Campbell
Food and Water Security, March 2010
Debate held as part of Getting Real About Climate Change with Prof Tony Allan, Stockholm Water Prize Laureate 2008, founder of London University's Water Issues Group; Dr Jennie Barron, research fellow in water management at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI); Dr Julia Brown, Portsmouth University; and Dr Ben Campbell, social anthropologist, Durham University. View Video

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September Sky Howd interviews Mike Hamp for Living in a Changing World
Living in a Changing World
Video made by young participants of the documentary-making project Living in a Changing World, funded by Mediabox, 2010. The interviews featured were filmed at The Great Debate: Getting Real About Climate Change workshop held as part of the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science/Newcastle Science Festival in March 2010. View video.


Video of Getting Real About Energy at EGU 2010
Getting Real About Energy
Debate held at EGU conference in Vienna, May 2010. With Dermot Roddy, Science City Professor of Energy, Newcastle upon Tyne, Director, Sir Joseph Swan Institute for Energy Research; Hervé Coutrix, Vice President, Geosciences Structural and Sedimentological studies, TOTAL; Niel Bowerman, co-founder and former Executive Director, Climatico, co-founder, The Climate Justice Project.
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Free Thinking
Oliver Moss and Caspar Hewett comment on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival at the Sage Gateshead. View videos.


Don't Shout at the Telly North East
Don't Shout at the Telly North East 2009
Following the North East premiere of the documentary Flush It, students reflect on water and sanitation provision across the globe. The featured discussion was filmed by young people taking part in The Great Debate and WORLDwrite workshop Don’t Shout at the Telly, Change What's on it!, March 2009. Learning camera and reporting skills ‘on the job’ they consider key issues in the process. View video.

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The Great Debate 10th Anniversary 2008

What is radical politics today? Will Hutton and 
Anthony Giddens in conversation with Jonathan Pugh
What is radical politics today?
Our tenth anniversary series culminated in a conversation between Will Hutton, Anthony Giddens, Jonathan Pugh and a public audience in December 2008.
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Rita Carter, Caspar Hewett, Thomas Pink and Kevin Yuill: 
The Great Human Nature Debate
The Great Human Nature Debate
Video of debate between Rita Carter, Caspar Hewett and Thomas Pink held as part of Agents of Change? Darwinian Thought and Theories of Human Nature, October 2008.
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Bruce Charlton, Pauline Hadaway and Igor Aleksander:
What can science tell us about human nature?
What can science tell us about human nature?
Video of debate between Bruce Charlton and Igor Aleksander held as part of The Great Debate: Agents of Change? Darwinian Thought and Theories of Human Nature. October 2008.
View video.
Discussion following key note talk by Raymond Tallis 
on Darwinism without Darwinitis

Darwinism or Darwinitis?
Video of discussion following Darwinism without Darwinitis: key note talk by Raymond Tallis given at The Great Debate: Agents of Change? Darwinian Thought and Theories of Human Nature. October 2008.
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Keeping Africa Small debate
I'm a Subsistence Farmer ... Get Me Out Of Here! debate
Developing World Challenges
Debates on Keeping Africa Small and I'm a Subsistence Farmer ... Get Me Out Of Here! held as part of Developing World Challenges in March 2008.

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