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Where young people share their opinions and join global discussions on the issues they're learning about during a Topical Talk Festival.

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I wasn't really sceptical about the news and believed almost everything I read but it has taught me that not everything is true. I love sharing ideas and listening to others. It's very educational and helps me get involved in the news. It has also helped my writing and confidence.


Topical Talk Festival is live!

October 31st – December 16th 2022

The Festival brings Topical Talk lessons to life by giving students the chance to discuss what they’re learning about in the classroom on a global scale. Young people are invited to learn from, and exchange ideas with, a host of international peers and topic experts. Each festival is packed with inspiring activities, online events and awards for thoughtful conversations and ideas.

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Topical Talk resources

Topical Talk provides trustworthy, ready-to-use resources made by expert teachers at The Economist Educational Foundation in collaboration with world-leading journalists and fact-checkers from The Economist newspaper.

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Suitable for learners aged 9+.

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