Tag : debate

The Gryphon asks whether the proposals by a London hospital that would require pregnant women to show ID is fair?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Yes – Helen Brealey Whilst being understandably controversial, and a suggestion that I believe would be very difficult to properly implement, I do believe that it is fair to expect women to provide an identity document when booking in for their labour at an NHS hospital. It should be noted … Read More

The Gryphon asks: Is the Bluetooth check in system fair to students?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Yes – Sophie Wheeler Just over two weeks ago the new Bluetooth system went live, causing a massive shake up on campus. Leeds is following the general trend towards taking attendance more seriously, with policies such as mandatory attendance to pass classes being introduced in other areas of the U.K. … Read More

Debate: Should an artist’s personal life impact on our enjoyment of their work?

2 years ago / 0 comments

We in the Music Section love a good ol’ debate. This week, our writers’ battled it out over whether a musicians’ personal life should impact on the enjoyment of their music. Who won? You decide… YES – Leo Kindred Let me be clear from the outset: there are times when … Read More

After Jeremy Corbyn’s landslide victory to retain leadership of the party, The Gryphon asks: is Labour doomed?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Yes – Daniel J. Levy At his re-coronation as Labour’s leader on Saturday, Jeremy Corbyn pledged to draw a clean slate under his party’s bruising post-Brexit civil war. Old adversaries would be welcomed back into the fold, and hopefully Labour would go on to effectively challenge the hated Tories along … Read More

The Gryphon asks: Should Britain hold a second referendum on its membership in the EU?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Yes – Sam Robinson:  There are two excellent reasons for a second referendum on the EU. First, a margin of victory of two percent can hardly be called resounding, especially when you consider the second point: the campaigning was atrocious (not only on the Leave side but most glaringly so), … Read More

The Gryphon asks: Should Britain abolish its monarchy?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Yes – Rory Claydon: Only a few days ago, the nation was abuzz with news. It wasn’t news of junior doctors striking, refugees, or indeed, anything that matters – instead, the media decided that we all needed to know about the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Even monarchists must admit the wide … Read More

The Gryphon Asks: Do Quotas Represent A Good Way of Achieving Equality?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Yes: Quotas. Even the mention of the word can lead to a heated exchange like a spark lighting a powder keg. It’s one of those marmite issues; you’re heavily principled either for or against. Here in the UK, there’s a lot of suspicion surrounding quotas; for many, they meddle in … Read More

The Gryphon asks: Should people have to commercially serve LGBTQ* couples if they feel it goes against their religious beliefs?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Yes – Juliette Rowsell In the 21st century, religion is no excuse for discrimination. Whether it’s homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, or anything else besides we should be doing all we can to end such unfounded prejudices. In a society which prides itself on liberalism and tolerance we should be coming … Read More

Debate: Should Eddie Redmayne Have Played The Danish Girl?

3 years ago / 0 comments

FOR Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months you would have heard about Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne’s casting as Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl. Born Einar Wegener, Lili was the first recorded person to have male to female sex reassignment surgery so she could … Read More

In The Spotlight: TEDx University of Leeds

3 years ago / 0 comments

On Friday 29th, 2016, Leeds University played host to one of the most iconic, inspirational and innovative lecture series known to our generation – TED (Technology Entertainment Design). Many of you will be familiar with TED lectures, where global experts, researchers and ‘do-ers’ with a wide range of expertise give … Read More