Often, we see people taking a position or stance contrary to their neighbours. Sometimes such a stance is based on ignorance, lack of understanding, social settings or influences, or misinformation. Sometimes it is simply the inability to listen, status quo or apathy.
Participants will be challenged by a controversial and current debate topic and receive lectures from passionate speakers for both opposing sides. Debating teams will be assigned at random and will provide the chance to engage with individuals of different backgrounds, cultures and values from across the world.
The programme is expected to run over a total of 6 weeks - 4 weekly lectures with 2 weeks to prepare for the live debate. Participants will engage with these lectures without knowing which side they are assigned to debate until the lectures have all taken place. Participants will also be required to include productions to support their position, which could include legislation, research, newsclips or anything of some authority.
Debates that have started or over subscribed have been excluded. Dates shown are week commencing. Actual dates will be given nearer the time
Debate Rules are HERE
Speakers for the 2021 / 2022 academic year
Dr Wasim Ahmed
Dr Marshall Garratt
Pablo Aguera Reneses
Dr Jon Roozenbeek