A NEW season of topical debates opens at Huddersfield’s Media Centre next week – and it’s all a little bit risky.
Debating group The Huddersfield Salon will ask: Should We Be Protected From Ourselves? when it holds its October meeting from 6.30 to 8.30pm next Thursday at the centre in Northumberland Street.
Spokeswoman Clare Danek said: “Life is full of risks, but where do we draw the line between what’s acceptable and what isn’t?
“If we want to eat, drink or smoke ourselves to death, is it our decision or should the government have a say?
“Where does the role of the state end and personal responsibility begin? And which risks are worth taking?”
Two main speakers will lead the debate.
Arguing against state involvement will be Angus Kennedy, a technology consultant and freelance writer, who has said: “It seems that every new risk that is identified, no matter how minor, has to be responded to with some new moralising campaign or draconian measure to restrict our liberties further.”
Taking an opposing view will be Graham Carson, of Bradford-based Drury PSM, which promotes health and safety management in companies.
Mr Carson, a senior health and safety consultant, will argue that sensible risk management is a positive thing.
For more information on the event visit http://huddersfieldsalon.blogspot.com