UA-171643620-1 Paul Thomas Working Hours interview - Working Hours

Episode 7

Published on:

25th Apr 2022

Work is Planning

Paul Thomas recorded 24/03/2022

Paul Thomas is a civil servant and a qualified FE teacher and has lived and worked in Leeds for over 30 years. Outside of his day job Paul has been involved with the debating group Debating Matters for several years, judging and chairing at all levels throughout the UK as well as for Debating Matters India, Debating Matters Israel and Debating Matters Berlin.

Paul is the co-founder and organiser of The Leeds Salon public discussion forum and the co-founder of Leeds Free Speech Meetup. He has written on various topics for numerous publications - national and Leeds-based.

Check out Paul on Light on Leeds talking about Leeds Salon Leeds here:

Check out his article on Leeds as a 'City of Debate' here:

Find out more about Leeds Salon here:

Find out more about Debating Matters here:

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About the Podcast

Working Hours
The Story of Work in Leeds in the 2020s
What do you do?
Western Studios, Leeds presents Working Hours: a podcast series surveying the people of Leeds on their thoughts and feelings on the topic of work. I want to talk to my city about work. Why do we do it? Do we like it? What could we do differently? What will we? How does work change and how does it change us?
Leeds, the largest city in the largest county on the UK mainland, is a former imperial textile centre and is now a major UK financial centre. This series will document the city’s experiences through Lockdown, Brexit, creeping technological unemployment, new and continuing resource wars, the ongoing dismantling of the welfare state and our accelerating ecological emergency.
If you are in Leeds or from Leeds then help me to reach my target of interviewing 1000 Loiners over the 2020s. Let me ask you, what do you do?
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