Political Society is back
After a two year break, The Bournemouthian can announce that Political Society will be returning on 4th November, the first Friday after the half term break. It has been stressed that it will be held at Bournemouth School for Girls only – as opposed to the alternation of venues for the debating society – and will be open to 6th formers from both schools, regardless of whether they study politics at A-Level.
Political Society will focus on the most hotly discussed issues in Britain, Europe and around the world from the possible election of Donald Trump, the future of UKIP and the ongoing civil war in Syria. Contributions from the audience will dominate the society’s meetings and a diverse range of guest speakers and multimedia sources will create a more informal atmosphere, distinguishing it from the popular fortnightly debates. First on the list for debate and discussion is the upcoming presidential election on the other side of the pond, in particular the likelihood of a Trump presidency and how elections work in America.
In the New Year, we aim to welcome speakers from the world of politics to BSG including local Members of Parliament Conor Burns and Tobias Ellwood and councillors representing the Conservatives, Labour and UKIP. We are also optimistic about being visited by Daniel Hannan, Member of the European Parliament for South East England who was one of the leading voices in the Vote Leave campaign.
More on this story will be written as the precise details become available.