Let’s Talk


Time: September 29, 2017 6:30PM-9:30PM
Location: Hastings Garden, Valletta
Event Type: 6:30pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm, Talk & Discussion

The Event

Age Suitability: 13+

Get involved in the discussion: meet THINK magazine headliners and have your say at our number of student-led debates.

Hastings will be transformed into an area of debate and discussion as we welcome THINKtalks and our Debates feature, to Science in the City. Come along and have your say about the fresh-off-the-press research and opinions from the leading researchers in the university.

Following the launch of the September edition, we are pleased to welcome THINKtalks to host a session at Science in the City. From 7pm, we will be featuring four researchers, four discussions, one theme: EARTH.

THINKtalks takes the University of Malta’s finest minds and puts them out there for all to analyse. You get to share your opinions and question the experts. Speakers will be announced soon, so watch this space!

On the other side of Hastings we have a number of debates on a wealth of different topics led by three student organisations: GhSL, Insite, Hybrid, SIERA and MHSA. Three topics will feature in these debates, which centre around this year’s Science in the City’s theme, ‘Futures’. For each debate we will host a number of researchers and experts on the subject to give their opinions and evidence, as always there will be time allocated for the audience to share their views.  

  • 6:30pm–7:10pm Cybercrime
  • 7:15pm–7:55pm Euthanasia/Organ Donation
  • 8:00pm–8:40pm Marijuana
  • 8:45pm–9:25pm Surrogacy
  • 9:30pm-10:10pm Robots taking our jobs

What is Cyber Crime?

With the fast pace development of technology, cybercrime is becoming more pronounced. Such crimes range from phishing and bullying to hacking. How can we protect ourselves and our families from these challenges in a world that is increasingly virtual?

What does legalisation of marijuana mean?

Lately, this topic has gained prominence locally.. Legalisation of marijuana does not simply mean that it will be available for anyone who wants to make use of it, but there are various other proposals regarding marijuana which may bring certain benefits such as helping terminally-ill patients cope with pain.

What is surrogacy?

Surrogacy comes into play when a couple cannot conceive and give birth to a child together.. For this reason they would need to resort to the intervention of a third party to carry their child through to birth. In light of recent developments and changes in law surrounding marriage equality, we should understand the issues at hand before taking a pro or against stance.


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