Jon Bryan is Treasurer of The Great Debate.
He is a full-time trade union official and has been involved in trade unions
all of his working life. His background is in Sociology and Social Research,
working in further education colleges in the north east of England.
He has written about post-16 education in
The RoutledgeFalmer Guide to Key Debates in Education and
A Lecturer’s Guide to Further Education.
Jon has been a major supporter of
The Great Debate since its formation in 1998 and has
co-convened and chaired numerous discussions from
Risk Conciousness and the Culture of Fear in 1998 to
What is Sustainable Culture? in 2010 and
Responding to Climate Change: Should the Experts Decide? in 2017.
As part of our 20th anniversary events in 2018 he was involved in
The Art of Reason:
Curiosity, Creativity, Mystery and spoke on the panel of
Opportunity or Catastrophe for the North East?.
Jon also tweets and writes about gambling and poker at
and is involved in a number of local community organisations,
including being a school governor.
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