In an age where conflict culture and manufactured dissent seems to be actively encouraged in politics, the art of debating, listening and learning from the other side has been overshadowed by rancour and adamant polarisation. So, how do we revive the art of critical thinking, recognise the value of the ‘grey area’, and the goal of both parties making a discovery, rather than being right?

Chair: Liam McArthur MSP, Deputy Presiding Officer


Sheila Webster

Claire Hanna MP

Peter McColl