Bernie Whelan
Debating Matters coordinator, the boi charity

Bernie Whelan is Debating Matters coordinator at the boi charity and events coordinator at the Academy of Ideas. She is a reviewer for spiked, and has written on a wide range of topics from Elvis Presley to Seamus Heaney. She worked as office manager at the East London Science School and is a member of the AoI Arts and Society Forum.


Saturday 2 November, 10:00 Pit Theatre
Is white privilege real?

Saturday 2 November, 10:00 Level G Studio
What Where: Samuel Beckett, 30 years on

Saturday 2 November, 12:00 Level G Studio
From fine art to superhero comics: the culture war in art

Saturday 2 November, 16:00 Pit Theatre
From Peterson to Incels: is there a generation of ‘lost boys’?

Saturday 2 November, 16:00 Level G Studio
How to read a poem

Saturday 2 November, 17:30 Garden Room
The new Ireland: PC nation?

Saturday 2 November, 17:30 Auditorium 2
Gilets jaunes: understanding France’s new revolutionaries

Sunday 3 November, 10:00 Frobisher 4-6
The school exclusion debate: giving up on kids?

Sunday 3 November, 16:00 Frobisher 4-6
What’s the point of going to university?

Sunday 3 November, 17:30 Auditorium 2
From zero hours to apprenticeships: young people at work