The Putney Debates Exhibition




#Everyman and his Government: The American Premise

Sponsored by Syracuse University London


7:30pm Wednesday 31st October 2007 at

St Mary's Church, Putney High Street, London SW15 1SN



The impact of the Putney Debates reaches far beyond these shores. Syracuse University London will present a discussion on the how the Putney Debates laid the groundwork for the contemporary ideals of democracy and how those ideals continue to be tested in both US and UK governments.


with guest speakers


Dr Bruce Norton (Chair), Syracuse University

Dr Trevor Burnard, University of Warwick

Dr Simon Middleton, University of Sheffield

Dr Adam I.P. Smith, University College London

Dr Marc Stears, Oxford




Syracuse University London consistently ranks among the highest quality American study abroad programs in the UK and worldwide. As a long-established centre for Syracuse University , SU London offers courses across the social sciences and humanities, as well as professional courses in law, music industry, design and drama. Syracuse University believes the excellence of both its domestic and international academic programs is measured in part by the institution’s ability and willingness to extend learning beyond the campus, actively engaging with people and ideas. 


SU London places special emphasis on guiding students toward becoming true ‘global citizens.’ The staff and faculty encourage cultural engagement not only through academics, but also via extensive field study, academic conferences, comprehensive internships, service learning placements, and volunteer work. The program strives not only to provide students with every opportunity to augment their understanding of other nations, cultures, and sets of historical and artistic traditions, but also to see their home country from the outside, through the perspective of others.




Syracuse University believes in Scholarship in Action—a vigorous pursuit of knowledge matched with the ability to make a difference in the world. Whether working with schools to increase literacy, or working together with neighbours to launch new business enterprises— Syracuse University pushes the boundaries of traditional teaching and research and creates a new, stronger connection to society. A key component of the Scholarship in Action vision is encouraging students to ‘Engage the World’—extending the university’s reach through active involvement in the community and around the globe. This belief in Scholarship in Action illustrates Syracuse University’s drive, capacity, and commitment to convert what is learned in the classroom and laboratory into practical use for the public good.



This event is part of the Syracuse Symposium 2007 on ‘Justice’

 ‘2007-2008 is Newhouse School of Public Communication’s Year of the First Amendment’   



  Tickets £6/£3 concessions (under 16s, students, senior citizens, unemployed and registered disabled)  


Credit and Debit card bookings taken by Wandsworth Art Office

020 8871 8711 (9:00 - 5:00  Mon - Fri)

 or half hour before performance at St Mary’s.




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