Previous CityTalks events
In Conversation With Jo Brand
Watch again as comedy queen Jo Brand returned to Birmingham City University to speak about her career in comedy and kick start the 2017 City Talks series. This event was originally streamed live on 22 February.
What It Means to be a Man in the 21st Century
From bodybuilding to ‘lad’ culture, and from the metrosexual to the lumbersexual, the masculinities of popular culture have never seemed so dynamic and generative. As a result, this City Talk will debate how men both negotiate and struggle with their identities in the modern world.
Hosted in partnership with SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture.
West Midlands Mayoral Debate
On Thursday 4 May the West Midlands will head to the polls to vote for its first Mayor for the West Midlands, but what will this mean for the region? How far will their powers stretch? What is their vision for the future? And do we even need one? On Wednesday 12 April a lively debate took place with the candidates, chaired by ITV Central News presenter Bob Warman.
- Andy Street: Conservative
- Beverly Nielsen: Liberal Democrat
- James Burn: Green Party
- Peter Durnell: UKIP
- Sion Simon: Labour
- Graham Stevenson: Communist party
This event was hosted in partnership with West Midlands Combined Universities, Bosch and Birmingham City University.