I’ve just seen this press release that’s being circulated today:
Select Committee Announcement
23 January 2012
For Immediate Release:
EDUCATION COMMITTEE WANTS YOUR TWITTER QUESTIONS FOR MICHAEL GOVE EVIDENCE SESSION
What one education policy question do you think the Committee should ask Michael Gove?
On 31 January the Education Committee holds an oral evidence session with Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove. MPs on the Committee want to ensure that their questions reflect the most pressing concerns in the world of education and want to hear what questions you would put to the Minister.
Submit your question via twitter, by adding the hashtag #AskGove to your tweet, by 11am on Friday 27 January.
#AskGove on twitter
Further details of the session will be announced in due course
Committee Membership is as follows:
- Mr Graham Stuart (Chair), Conservative, Beverley and Holderness
- Neil Carmichael, Conservative, Stroud
- Alex Cunningham, Labour, Stockton North
- Bill Esterson, Labour, Sefton Central
- Pat Glass, Labour, North West Durham
- Damian Hinds, Conservative, East Hampshire
- Charlotte Leslie, Conservative, Bristol North West
- Ian Mearns, Labour, Gateshead
- Tessa Munt, Liberal Democrat, Wells
- Lisa Nandy, Labour, Wigan
- Craig Whittaker, Conservative, Calder Valley
Specific Committee Information: email@example.com / 020 7219 6181
Media Information: Hannah Pearcepearcehm@parliament.uk 020 7219 8430 / 07917 488162
Committee Website: www.parliament.uk/education-committee
Watch committees and parliamentary debates online: www.parliamentlive.tv
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Frank Sidebottom Statue Fundraiser
LAETITIA SADIER (STEREOLAB)
plus guest DJS
on Thurs 8th March, 8pmat Buffalo Bar, right next to Highbury & Islington tube, London N1 1RU
£5 advance / £6 on door
All proceeds go to the statue fund
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September 1933: Football coach Arthur Grimsdell teaches a boy in the art of trapping the ball during a training session organised by the Corinthians Football Club, and held at Highbury in north London.
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Nick Bailey, professor of Urban Regeneration at the University of Westminster and Jon Bounds, Birmingham writer talk about Birmingham and Glasgow being named as must-see places in 2012 by the New York Times. …
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Birmingham Salon – a friendly bunch who take ideas and debate seriously – has invited me to speak at their upcoming event “The Sanitised City: How public is public space?”
[…] what could bring our sanitised cities back to life? What represents acceptable behaviour, and who should decide and how? Is the way forward to be found in better design and new models of ownership? As from Cairo to Tunis and from Athens to Madrid, civic space has recently been thrust back into the spotlight, this session asks ‘what is public space?
The main speaker will be Alastair Donald: associate director of the Future Cities Project, and co-editor of The Lure of the City: From Slums to Suburbs. He is an urban designer, researching mobility and space at the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge.
Then there’s me. I’ll be responding to Alistair’s introduction with my Splacist hat on and exploring what implications thinking about mass participation and the organisation of cities has for the Splacist manifesto and vice versa.
Hannah and I still very much see the manifesto as an ongoing work in progress as we debate and experiment to find out what it may mean. Feel free to add a comment if you have any thoughts to share on things such as:
- rules and regulations
- accepted/expected civic behaviour
- homogeneous city centres
- privately-owned public space
What is public space? Join us on Wednesday the 8th of February at The Studio, Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5EP. 7.00pm until 8.30pm and in the pub afterwards.
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