Hot Potatoes (19 Nov): Have we imprisoned our students?


11 November 2020 – 24 Heshvan 5781
Manchester University halls

With promises of in-person seminars and an imminent return to ‘normal’ university living, our students were enticed onto campus to begin their journey through higher education.

Now, with the country in a new lockdown amidst ever changing Covid-19 rules and regulations, our students find themselves restricted to their halls – unable to congregate and with all their classes online.

Did they party too hard and spread the virus? Should they be allowed to meet together? Are they able to have meaningful university experiences? Should we be worried for their mental and physical health?

This will be the topic of Liberal Judaism’s next Hot Potatoes discussion at 7pm on Thursday 19 November, as we ask ‘have we imprisoned our students?’

Join Labour MP Nadia Whittome, Professor Adam Sutcliffe, first year Cambridge University student Jack Lubner and Progressive Judaism student chaplain Rabbi Anna Posner as they discuss these questions and take yours too. The panel will be chaired by Liberal Judaism’s interim director Rabbi Charley Baginsky.

Hot Potatoes will be broadcast live on Liberal Judaism’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter channels.

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