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  • Dr Shirley Dent

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    Shirley was formerly Communications Director for the Academy of Ideas. She continues as the Battle Satellites director and is also an Associate Fellow of the Academy of Ideas. Shirley writes and comments widely on arts and literature, including a regular blog at Guardian Arts Unlimited, and reviews for The Times Literary Supplement. She sits on the editorial board of the humanities journal, The Grey Zone and researched the editorial and bibliographic history of William Blake’s works for her PhD, co-authoring a book on the subject with Jason Whittaker, Radical Blake. She continues to contribute academic essays to scholarly collections: this year she is writing three more chapters for collected editions, one on copyright, one on censorship and one on the hymn Jerusalem and its use by the far right. Shirley was formerly Head of Communications at the Policy Studies Institute and Assistant Editor at the New Humanist.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Bromley 2012/13

DEBATE: Energy Futures

Qualifying Round: Bromley 2012/13

DEBATE: Factory Farming

Regional Final: South East 2011/12

DEBATE: Clicktivism

Regional Final: South East 2011/12

DEBATE: Organ Donation

Regional Final: South East 2011/12

DEBATE: London Olympics

National FInal: National Final 2010/11

DEBATE: IVF

Regional Final: Central 2010/11

DEBATE: Great Apes

Regional Final: Central 2010/11

DEBATE: Healthy Behaviour

Regional Final: London & South 2009/10

DEBATE: MPs expenses

Qualifying Round: West London 2009/10

DEBATE: Older Mums

Qualifying Round: West London 2009/10

DEBATE: Pop artists

Qualifying Round: Berkshire 2008/09

DEBATE: Animal Experimentation

Qualifying Round: Berkshire 2008/09

DEBATE: Sport and Competition

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