Topical Talk is a programme from The Economist Educational Foundation.
It supports weekly discussions about current affairs.
There are two parts to Topical Talk:
- We publish free, weekly classroom resources for students aged 9+ designed by our team of experienced teachers working with journalists and fact-checkers at The Economist.
- We also provide a unique online platform where students can discuss these topics with others from around the world. We call this the Student Hub.
Scroll down to find out more about both!
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Topical Talk Resources
Free teaching resources for weekly classroom discussions about the news.
Headlines cover a different news story each week and Projects explore a news issue in depth over five.
Topical Talk Student Hub
The Student Hub is a unique discussion platform where young people can deepen their understanding of the topics covered by our weekly resources.
The Economist Educational Foundation (that's us!) is an independent charity that was set up from inside The Economist newspaper. We combine 175 years of journalistic expertise with deep educational know-how and a decade of experience fostering high-quality topical discussions in schools.