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Episode 3

Iconoclasts, Series 2 Episode 3 of 3

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 23 September 2009

Edward Stourton chairs a live discussion series in which guests set out their strong views on a subject, before being challenged by a panel of experts.

Cambridge lawyer, Prof John Spencer, says that we should make it legal for young teenagers to have sex. He says the age of consent, fixed at 16 by the Sexual Offences Act 2003, makes criminals of half the population.

  • The Iconoclast: Professor John Spencer

    Professor of law at Selwyn College, Cambridge University.

  • The Panellists

    Dr Trevor Stammers
    GP, Lecturer in Healthcare Ethics at St Mary's University College, Twickenham and the Chairman of the Christian Medical Fellowship.

    Sarah Nelson
    Research Fellow at Edinburgh University, her major research interest is childhood sexual abuse.

    Peter Tatchell
    The gay activist and human rights campaigner.

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