Bagehot Debate set for June's Langport Festival

Walter Bagehot.

Walter Bagehot.

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THE Walter Bagehot Memorial Fund is progressing its plans for interpretation boards at Bank Chambers, the home of the 19th century essayist, and at All Saints’ Churchyard, where he is buried.

At its latest meeting last week, the Fund also confirmed plans for the third annual Bagehot Debate, to be held during the Langport Festival on June 7.

It will feature journalist and novelist Ruth Dudley Edwards, and Donald Shell, a political scientist and former senior lecturer in politics at Bristol University, supported by two star student debaters from Huish Episcopi Academy.

It will take place in the sixth form main hall of the academy.

Donald Shell will support the motion that "Mass communication is the enemy of truth and knowledge", derived from an 1873 essay by Bagehot, and Ruth Dudley Edwards will oppose the motion.

Barry Winetrobe, from the Fund, said: “We are delighted not only to have two such experienced guest speakers coming to Langport for this debate, but also that Huish Academy have made their superb facilities available for it.”

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