Don’t Shout at the Telly: Re-thinking the riots

In this timely on the sofa discussion, North London teacher Neil Davenport is in the hot seat. Volunteers quiz his compelling analysis of the riots and, we learn, most post-riots thinking is way off the mark. Has the ‘Olympic spirit’ quashed a forceful sense of entitlement among young people or has the rot set in? Telling kids to go to the pub, Neil suggests, may be one way of fostering greater social engagement. Neil Davenport is producing the strand After the Riots at the forthcoming Battle of Ideas festival which WORLDbytes volunteers will also be filming.