Norman Cook said: “The Great Debate is a fantastic way for the University of Brighton to be even more involved in the city. For many cities with universities, there can be divisions and a sense of a transient community that comes to study, spends time in the local pubs and then leaves.
“For me though, this city became my home and I have been here ever since – I’d like to think I have contributed positively as a local resident in that time! And that is what the Great Debate will highlight – how the university and the city can share the load together, finding solutions to challenges and celebrating successes of all kinds as partners.”
Also on the panel will be Professor Julian Crampton CBE DL, the University of Brighton’s Vice-Chancellor. He said: “We are very proud of our community and business engagement, as well as the wider contributions we make to the local economy and our local communities, whether here in Brighton or further afield in Eastbourne, Hastings and also across the globe.