Salisbury Festival of Ideas

5 June 2019

The Green Party's Dr Rebecca Johnson curated a part of 2019's Salisbury International festival, the ‘Festival of Ideas’ comprising interesting talks, panel discussions and films.

'Our Fragile Home’ was the subject on Friday 31st May for a panel of Dr Johnson, whose expertise is in nuclear technologies and treaties, plus Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director in International Security, Chatham House; Alexander Kmentt, Austrian Ambassador to the EU Political and Security Committee, along with a student at South Wilts Grammar who is part of the Youth Strike 4 Climate.

Professor Chris Rapley CBE, Professor of Climate Science at University College London, spoke about ‘The World We’ll Leave our Grandchildren’ in Salisbury Cathedral.

On Saturday June 1st Doctor Johnson spoke about her 'Journey From Greenham to the Nobel Peace Prize’.

And later the same day there was a panel discussion called ‘Sixteen’ about votes for 16 year olds, which is Green Party Policy. The panel was made up of Rosie Rawle, Co Chair of the Young Greens, Young Ambassadors of Wiltshire Creative Kirsty Soutar and Charlie Dix, and chief Constable Kier Pritchard.

All extremely interesting!

In this photo members of Salisbury Green Party & Salisbury CND posed with Rebecca Johnson & the Nobel Peace Prize after her talk

photograph of Dr Rebecca Johnson with members of Salisbury Green Party