A series of discussions on topics which are of interest to the people of the Woking area and the wider world
Click on these links to see details of the 2024 debates and reports Why are many countries approaching food crisis?

WHY is there still famine in the world? That is the question that will be asked at our debate on Saturday, 27th April.

Despite international aid and huge advances in food production, 309 million people in 72 countries face hunger that the UN defines as at a crisis level or worse and over a million people are currently experiencing famine.

Speakers to open the discussion will be announced nearer the date. There will be ample opportunity for everyone to share their views and concerns about this important topic.

As before, the doors at Woking United Reformed Church open at 10.30am for refreshments and the debate is from 11am to 12.30pm. Entry is free, with donations to help with running costs requested at the end.

The debates continue on Saturdays 25 May (Prison: are there more effective ways of reducing crime?) and 29 June (Why do we allow refugees into our country?)

This is the 12th year of the debates. Started by Woking Action for Peace (the area’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament branch), they are organised with the support of several local groups to encourage active participation in our community by looking at underlying issues facing us.

We believe that together we can find ways forward to a more equal, peaceful and united world.

For more information, call Keith Scott on 01483 824980 or email keithsc_2000@yahoo.com.

Despite huge advances in food production, people in 72 countries do not have enough to eat.
Debates have a new venue Don’t forget that the venue for Woking Debates has moved to Woking United Reformed Church in White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. The railway station is not far away. The quickest route to walk from the town centre is via the subway under the station from Broadway. There is no parking at the church, although there might be some disabled spaces available. The nearest public car park is in Heathside Crescent, a short walk away.