It’s Good to Talk… Contrarian Prize Debate


On 30 November I attended an fascinating panel debate discussing conformity at Cass Business School in London. The event was hosted by The Contrarian Prize which aims to recognise individuals in British public life who stand up for their principles and demonstrate independence, courage and sacrifice.

‘Contrarianism in an age of conformity’ was the debate topic. The panel of 6 distinguished speakers discussed the threats to free speech in Britain and the role of contrarian thinking in challenging the status quo.

Their diverse viewpoints gave me much food for thought especially in light of the recent UK and USA political turbulence where political discourse has become increasingly visceral and polarised.