What is City Talks?
The City Talks public lecture series features a programme of speakers who will share their views and insights on a range of topics. The talks are free of charge, and open to the public.
West Midlands Mayoral Debate
First Mayor of the West Midlands
Wednesday 12 April, The Parkside Building from 6.15 (for a 6:30 start) to 8:30pm
On Thursday 4 May the West Midlands will head to the polls to vote for its first Mayor for the West Midlands, but what will this mean for the region? How far will their powers stretch? What is their vision for the future? And do we even need one? Join us on Wednesday 12 April for our lively debate with the candidates chaired by ITV Central News presenter Bob Warman.
This event is hosted in partnership with West Midlands Combined Universities, Bosch and Birmingham City University.
What It Means to be a Man in the 21st Century
Masculinity, Sex and Popular Culture
Wednesday 22 March, The Parkside Lecture Theatre from 6.15 (for a 6:30 start) to 8:30pm
Join us on Wednesday 22 March as our panel of experts consider what it means to be 'masculine’ in the 21st century, and how everything from gay pornography to Hollywood blockbusters, and Tinder to ‘The Only Way Is Essex’, are fuelling its diversity, as well as its ambiguity.
A new series of free public lunchtime debates, bringing together speakers from across the University and the wider Birmingham community. Find out more about 'The Debate' series.