This post is to let you all know about an exciting new political society that's developing across universities nationwide!
It is called the New Generation Society and consists of a group of young people looking to develop fresh thinking on the challenges and opportunities facing our generation. We are non-partisan, and look to engage in a discussion about our future that is broader than party politics can provide.
We have already set up a Branch at the University of York, and this is now the biggest and most active society on campus. We are also launching our London Branch this October with an event in the Houses of Parliament, and will be expanding into other universities in the coming months.
We offer a totally neutral forum in which people can discuss their ideas on absolutely anything, ranging from how to change our attitudes to mental health, to the East-West relations over China, Tibet and the Olympics.
We've hosted numerous high profile speaker events at York, with speakers including Sir Crispin Tickell on Climate Change, General Lord Guthrie on the future of the Armed Forces, and Baroness Cox on Human Rights abroad.
We also host weekly 'Thinking & Drinking' sessions: a chance for all our members to get together in an informal setting, listen to one of their peers speak about an issue of their choice, and then we discuss. The idea is not about coming to agreements or a conclusion everybody is happy with, but about getting everyone, of any, or no political persuasion, to at least talk about the issues affecting us, as we are the new generation. And it is us who will be able to shape the World around us in the future. So we have to start thinking about things now!
And finally, on our website we have 'The Journal' - a collection of articles written by students, as well as experts and politicians, such as Foreign Secretary David Milliband and the Chairman of English National Opera Vernon Ellis. This offers people with 'New Thinking' on a topic the chance to publicly voice their ideas.
The purpose of me posting this on this forum is to make you all aware of the NGS, and its potential. Many of you are currently at school or college and thinking of or actually going to university very soon. A lot of you will also be at university. We want to get as many young people involved in this fantastic opportunity as possible.
It would be amazing if people could reply with their thoughts, comments and criticisms on what I've outlined above about the Society, and if anyone has the slightest desire to get more innvolved, in any way, either writing for or helping to publish The Journal, or starting up a Branch of the NGS at your respective Uni, then do please, get in touch!
Many thanks guys,
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- Thread Starter
- 25-08-2008 18:18
- 26-08-2008 00:15
this doesn't seem terribly original, though i guess its good that you are making an effort!