CELEBRATIONS for Salisbury 2020, City on the move continue with a series of discussions on feminism, climate change, artificial intelligence and algorithms.

Salisbury Conversations take place this month at Salisbury Cathedral and feature panels of academics, public figures, social observers and theologians.

The first event on Tuesday, What has feminism done for you?

The panel includes The Bishop of London, The Rt Hon and Rt Revd Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, journalist and author Ella Whelan, historian and author Jade Bentil, and Zelda Perkins, a campaigner fighting for changes to the way non-disclosure agreements are used.

Salisbury, City on the move is a year-long programme of events and activities marking the cathedral’s move from Old Sarum to its present site, Salisbury Conversations 2020 explores major movements or developments in ideas and beliefs in line with the overarching theme of the year - movement in technology, thoughts and ideas, and physical movement.

The Very Reverend Nicholas Papadopulos, Dean of Salisbury, said: “Lent is a time for taking stock and reflecting. The conversations were introduced to the Lent agenda for the first time last year as a way of encouraging thoughtful exploration of difficult and divisive subject matter, and finding common ground within issues that polarise people today. By setting aside time to allow ideas to be explored in depth, by people who have thought deeply, and often differently, about the subjects being discussed, we hope to gain insights into some of the ideas or movements that dominate the agenda today.”

Salisbury Conversations will also look at the ethics of AI and algorithms, and the challenge of climate change. Each discussion is recorded live and transmitted on BBC Wiltshire at midday on the following Sunday, as well as being uploaded to BBC Sounds.

Go to salisburycathedral.org.uk