PEOPLE

  • Dr Helene Guldberg

    Associate Lecturer; Director

    Open University; spiked

    Helene is co-founder and director of spiked, the first custom-built online current affairs publication in the UK. After working as a primary school teacher, she obtained a PhD in developmental psychology from the university of Manchester. She was co-publisher of LM magazine from its launch in 1997 to its closure in 2000. She currently teaches undergraduate and post-graduate courses in developmental psychology with the Open University and the US study abroad centre, CAPA. Helene is author of Reclaiming Childhood: Freedom and Play in an Age of Fear (2009) and Just Another Ape? (2010).

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Championship: Birmingham 2018

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Championship: Birmingham 2018

DEBATE: Contact sports

Qualifying Round: Birmingham 2015/16

DEBATE: Compulsory Vaccinations

Qualifying Round: Birmingham 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom

Qualifying Round: Birmingham 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

Qualifying Round: Birmingham 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Regional Final: Central 2013/14

DEBATE: Animal Experimentation

Regional Final: Central 2013/14

DEBATE: Lads Mags

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre



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