Latest Issue

As a pretty shy person, I do not usually volunteer for public speaking opportunities. But sometimes, the opportunity to discuss a subject I care about with a wider audience is too good to refuse. That is how I found myself giving an assembly to 800 people on disability rights during my last year at school, and why I recently volunteered to join the panel for a Question Time-style debate on disability issues run by Warwick University’s Politics Society.

This discussion was part of the Student Union’s Disability Awareness Week, an annual event held to highlight the issues faced by people…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect