Banter and besties: Is friendship in peril?

Prince George’s school hit headlines this year for its policy banning best friends because it could ‘leave children feeling ostracised and hurt.’ Meanwhile banter in the office which could exclude your co-workers might fall foul of the Equality Act 2010. Does friendship need defending?

Filmed at the Battle of Ideas 2017, the speakers are Martin Daubney, Dr Shirley Dent and Abbot Christopher Jamison. The chair is Dr Piers Benn.

Battle of Ideas session details