Strand: Culture wars

This strand of debates takes up some of the hot topics in the cultural arena. Is 'cultural appropriation' essential to the creation of great fiction or an insult to cultures that are often misrepresented? What future is there for a free, open media in the 'post-truth' age of fake news and political spin? What was the role of art and music in the political turmoil of 1968 - is culture a reflection of political change or an inspiration for revolt? While many claim that women remain the victims of discrimination, has the march for equality actually been a great success?