It's the start of a new rainy term and I can't think of a better way to kick it off than a ding dong at the Brighton Salon. For those of you who are new to Splash! the Brighton Salon has been running for a number of years and brings together people from across Brighton, including but not solely the Universities, to engage with contensious and current debates. Always challenging, never dull. I thought that the next Salon might be particularly interesting for those Freshers who are just in the process of negotiating their new independent lives. (and probably their parents too!)
"Is this the Jilted Generation ?"
Bellerbys College, Brighton October 19th 7.15pm for 7.30pm
Generation Y is in revolt. Young people born since the Thatcher years can’t afford a house, they protest. Even the top graduates can’t get jobs that pay well and they think politics - voting or protesting - is pointless. Their parents, born of the post-war boom, received free education and jobs for life. ‘Britain’s young people are insecure, unstable and poor, (while) their parents are the richest generation ever to have lived and they have flatly failed to share the wealth,’ argue twenty-something journalists Ed Howker and Shiv Malik. Their book Jilted Generation describes how the Baby Boomer generation, ‘seemingly squandered a nation’s communal wealth, turned their backs on society and broke all barriers in a lifelong quest to express themselves’. Gen Y writer Neil Boorman is even more blunt in blaming the boomers, calling his manifesto It’s all their fault.
We need to know if you would like to attend as we only have a limited number of places available. Please email Dan Travis - The Brighton Salon <firstname.lastname@example.org>