Debate inspired by a famous campaigner
All are welcome at a public debate in Chester about the legacy of the late Mary Whitehouse - the controversial 'clean up TV' campaigner.
John Cheek (pictured), a placement Worker at St. Luke's Church, Huntington, will be arguing during the debate that the mass media encourage violence.
Chester Debating Society is hosting the event at the Quaker Meeting House, off Frodsham Street, on Tuesday 16 October. The public are invited to come and have their say during the event from 7.15pm. Doors open at 7pm.
John Cheek said: "Years after Mrs Whitehouse’s campaigning years, the evidence has shown that she was right. Excessive exposure to on-screen violence can lead to copycat behaviour in some, and a gradually de-sensitising towards violence in others."
- Mary Whitehouse CBE was an English social activist known for her prominent opposition to social liberalism and the mainstream British media, both of which she accused of encouraging a more permissive society. She was the founder and first president of the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association. She died in 2001.