Helen Birtwistle
co-head of the History and Politics Department, South London college

Helen Birtwistle is acting co-head of the History and Politics Department at a secondary school and sixth form college in south London. Before this she worked for many years with the Academy of Ideas’s other flagship project, Debating Matters, and is now an associate fellow of the Academy.

Helen has produced previous Battle of Ideas sessions on history wars, religion and belief, friendship and the NHS.

Follow Helen on Twitter @helenbirtwistle