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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.

Forthcoming events

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

West Midlands Mayoral Debate 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.

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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

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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.

This event is presented in partnership with SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture, a project of Birmingham LGBT. For further details please visit their website.

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