Debate topic: Western civilisation is often held up as an example of having achieved gender equality. Do you think we have reached that point as a nation? Is such an ambition even a real possibility? If it is, what does it look like?
Debate topic: The line ‘No man is an island’ from a John Donne poem has become famous largely because so many recognise it to be true of the human experience. Why is it that we gravitate towards being in relationship with others? Why is ‘community’ so important to and for us? What would society look like (would there in fact be a notion we could call ‘society’) if each of us operated as ‘an island’?