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Question Time Comes to St Dominic's!


St Dominic's Question Time

As part of St Dominic's 40th Anniversary celebrations a special General Election Question Time was held at the college on Thursday 27th November.  Four parties were represented, Bob Blackman (Conservatives) Gareth Thomas (Labour) Lisa-Maria Bornemann (Liberal Democrats) and Darren Moore (The Green Party). 

The event was chaired by the college principal, Andrew Parkin with our Chapel  set up in an identical way to the BBC's long-running show and  naturally the event started with the traditional; music from the programme.   The panel, who were not given the questions in advance, were asked questions from students as well as staff on topics such as Brexit, Sixth Form College Funding, the A & E crisis at Northwick Park Hospital, the Immigration policy after Brexit and the politicians they admire the most from other parties.

The chapel was full for this unique event and all the candidates stayed after the event to talk to students and to carry on discussions raised by the questions.  All of the candidates praised the quality of the questions raised by the students and how well informed they all were in the debate that  followed each question.  On behalf of the college, I would like to thank all of the candidates for attending our special  40th anniversary Question Time event and the Drama, IT and administration departments of the college for helping us put on such a successful event.

A final thank you must go  to all of our students  and staff who asked questions, contributed with interventions and for their lively audience participation.

Kingsley Jolowicz - Head of Politics