Helen Birtwistle

Helen is a history teacher in a South London school. Working with the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters Competition for six years, she has inspired to teach by the teachers, colleagues and students she worked with during her time at the competition.

Helen is also an associate fellow of the Institute of Ideas and has a Masters Degree in Intellectual and Cultural History.

Related Sessions
Sunday 1 November 2009, 12.30pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Sunday 1 November 2009, 5.30pm Courtyard Gallery

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"It alerts me to new areas of debate, and gives thought-provoking new angles on topics I thought I already knew well. Altogether it's a wonderful intellectual tonic, which cheers up the dog days of November."
Ivan Hewett, music critic, Daily Telegraph