BBC Radio 4 'Hecklers' Debate ; Sex change surgery is unnecessary mutilation

Wednesday 18 July 2007

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

This event is part of a new Radio 4 series of debates each of which centres on a single speaker with a controversial proposition who deals with a barrage of challenges from a panel of experts. The programme is due to be broadcast on 1 August 2007 at 8.00 pm Radio 4

Registration Details:
Entrance: Free of charge

5.30 pm

Doors open

Sex change surgery is unnecessary mutilation
Chair:Evan Davis, BBC Economics Editor

6.00 pm

Proposal :
Sex change surgery is unnecessary mutilation
Julie Bindel, freelance journalist

Opposition :
Kevan Wylie, Clinical Director, Gender Dysphoria Service, Sheffield
Stephan Whittle, Professor of Law, Manchester Metropolitan University, vice President of Press for Change, transgender lobby group
Michelle Bridgman, Psychotherapist and Project Manager of The Gender Trust
Peter Tatchell, sexual freedom and human rights campaigner

7.00 pm

Close of debate

Cash bar will be available for the audience

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