There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the demands for the return of certain artefacts, most prominently the Elgin Marbles, to their country of origin. In this debate we will explore the social, moral and practical arguments for and against artefact repatriation. We can discuss their
Essentially swimming outdoors, 'wild swimming' normally takes place in rivers or lakes but can also include beaches, caves, and waterfalls rather than in indoor pools. Former politician Matthew Parris has recently courted controversy after swimming across London's River Thames, but is wild swimming,
The UK has been a member of the European Community since 1973, and makes sizable financial contributions to the EU’s funds. Is this investment worth it? Or are we being financially hurt for little gain?
Intelligence agencies gather a lot of information that could be used in courts of law to fight terrorism and organized crime. Unfortunately, some of this information is inadmissible in courts. We see little reason to exclude certain kind of evidence collected by intelligence agencies from being use
Cultural relativism has long been the accepted norm in academia, just as we can't discern the 'best' flavour of ice-cream, there can be no objective, scientific measure of culture and well-being. Recent claims however suggest that even though we can't detail the perfect culture, we can objectively m
As clearly stated in the title, this debate aims to resolve the never-ending issue and might as well name it as a predicament for all the International Students in the UK. They face a VERY BIG discrepancy, when it comes to tuition fees they have to pay, compared to ordinary Home Students. Is it rea
Britian membership of the EU has been one major political issues of recent memory. With the Lisbon Treaty recently being ratified many believe that questions have to be raised about our continued presence in the EU. Referendums are uncommon occurances in Britain. However, on a issue thats as toxic a
Media publicity in recent years relating to the dangers of obesity and promotion of wellbeing is arguably having a detrimental effect. While the government has made it a priority to encourage the overweight to take action in order to promote health in general, it is now faced with an extra problem i
Zoos are premises for the captivity of animals, often in urban areas where many of the animals would not otherwise be found, with the intention of studying the animals and displaying them to the public at large. The predecessor of the zoo was the menagerie, which involved the captivity of birds typi
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg claims there is no harm for underaged children to have facebook accounts,
that COOPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection) is wrong to ban them from this large social community.
In fact Consumer report survey suggest that 7.5 million users are under 13
Many people list the white tiger as their favourite animal, but are perhaps unaware of the appalling inbreeding the animals were put through to obtain their white coat. Can there be any justification for the suffering inflicted upon them?
Since the financial crisis it has been increasingly obvious that while China is not yet as powerful as the USA the US is no longer the lone superpower. China is an economic power and is beginning to throw its weight around in its own neighbourhood. It is claiming the whole of the South China sea in
Children used to play outdoors all of the time, in parks, in the streets, practically anywhere but the house and no one was worried about them. But now we are ever more worried about children’s safety and technology came to the rescue of parents wanting to keep their children indoors so as to be a
Nintendo has been hacked and Sony has been hacked twice. These hackers have often claimed that they are ‘white hat’ hackers that are helping by showing where the flaws in computer systems are. By doing this the problems can be fixed so preventing any damaging ‘black hat’ attacks. However the