The meeting’s convener Lawrence Brewer says ‘The European ambitions of peace, prosperity and justice have never been more important than they are today. We are already leading several debates each week in schools throughout the country, and our aim now is to strengthen our national coverage and make sure we present the benefits of the UK’s membership of the EU fairly, to the upcoming generation’.
The first session of the ‘Debaters Day’, led by actor Bruce
Alexander best known as Supt Mullett in A Touch of Frost, offered
training in presentation techniques.
Lawrence Brewer, former Chairman of the British Jewellers’ Association and a well-known figure in the Jewellery Quarter, says ‘Birmingham’s central location in England and the contemporary and efficient Conference Centre, on the Aston University campus, made Conference Aston the best choice for this exciting convention’.