DEBATING MATTERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Liverpool 2018 -- Tuesday 20 March 2018

We are delighted that our Liverpool Championship is supported by Immunocore and hosted by the University of Liverpool.

Immunocore is the world’s leading T cell receptor (TCR) company, a global biotech striving to transform medical practice in the most challenging disease areas. Immunocore’s world-leading science has led to discovery collaborations with major pharmaceutical companies and recent investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The University of Liverpool has, since 1881, worked for the advancement of learning and ennoblement of life. This remains its mission today and will give focus to all the University’s efforts in the coming years. As a connected, global University with multiple physical and virtual campuses – Liverpool, London, Suzhou, Singapore and online – the University’s worldwide influence and impact is unrivalled in higher education. The University aims to continue to develop a high-quality environment in which to educate a diverse body of well-rounded, enquiring global citizens who connect and engage – through their learning, research, civic engagement and inter-cultural understanding – with the world’s most pressing problems.

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09:00-09:30 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

09:30-09:45

09:50-11:00 DEBATE 1

"We should accept the risk inherent in contact sports"

GROUP 1

FOR:

King David High School

AGAINST:

Trinity Sixth Form Centre

CHAIR

Claire Fox

JUDGES

Jayne Fox
AstraZeneca

Annie Gosling
Business in the Community

Ian Skillicorn
Corazon Books / Stories Unlimited C.I.C.

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

GROUP 2

FOR:

St John Rigby College

AGAINST:

Archbishop Blanch School

CHAIR

Alastair Donald

JUDGES

Jorge Dias
Immunocore

Cheryl Hudson
University of Liverpool

Chris Yianni
Manchester Metropolitan University

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

GROUP 3

FOR:

School TBC

AGAINST:

School TBC

CHAIR

JUDGES

GROUP 4

FOR:

Hutton Church of England Grammar School

AGAINST:

Winstanley College

CHAIR

Adam Rawcliffe

JUDGES

Ed Straw
Treaty for Government

Kirsty Styles
Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Luke Williams
Immunocore

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

11:05-12:15 DEBATE 2

"Blaming staff shortages for prison violence is overly simplistic"

GROUP 1

FOR:

Prestatyn High School

AGAINST:

King David High School

CHAIR

Elisabeth Tsouloukidse

JUDGES

Jorge Dias
Immunocore

Pauline Hadaway
researcher; writer; arts consultant

Ed Straw
Treaty for Government

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

GROUP 2

FOR:

Coleg Cambria

AGAINST:

St John Rigby College

CHAIR

Bernie Whelan

JUDGES

Cheryl Hudson
University of Liverpool

Richard Shotton
education and cultural sector specialist

Luke Williams
Immunocore

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

GROUP 3

FOR:

Birkenhead High School Academy

AGAINST:

School TBC

CHAIR

Claire Fox

JUDGES

Annie Gosling
Business in the Community

Ken McLaughlin
Manchester Metropolitan University

Simon Wilde
Health Research Authority

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

GROUP 4

FOR:

Wirral Grammar School for Girls

AGAINST:

Hutton Church of England Grammar School

CHAIR

Paul Thomas

JUDGES

Kevin Bean
Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool

Kate Lowe
Immunocore

Bryn Marsh
Liverpool Catholic and Anglican Multi Academy Schools Trust

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

12:20-13:25 DEBATE 3

"We should not eat meat"

GROUP 1

FOR:

School TBC

AGAINST:

Prestatyn High School

CHAIR

Claire Fox

JUDGES

Kevin Bean
Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool

Simon Belt
Simply Better IT

Pauline Hadaway
researcher; writer; arts consultant

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

GROUP 2

FOR:

Archbishop Blanch School

AGAINST:

Coleg Cambria

CHAIR

Alastair Donald

JUDGES

Eliot Forster
MedCity

Jayne Fox
AstraZeneca

Kirsty Styles
Bureau of Investigative Journalism

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

GROUP 3

FOR:

Trinity Sixth Form Centre

AGAINST:

Birkenhead High School Academy

CHAIR

Paul Thomas

JUDGES

Kate Lowe
Immunocore

Catriona McMurran
Immunocore

Simon Wilde
Health Research Authority

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

GROUP 4

FOR:

Winstanley College

AGAINST:

Wirral Grammar School for Girls

CHAIR

Adam Rawcliffe

JUDGES

Alice Barkell
Immunocore

Ken McLaughlin
Manchester Metropolitan University

Paul A. Taylor
University of Leeds

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

13:30-14:30 LUNCH

14:30-14:50 RESULTS

15:00-16:20 SEMI-FINALS AND RESULTS

"Monuments to controversial historical figures should remain"

SEMI-FINAL 1

FOR:

Winner Group 1

AGAINST:

Winner Group 2

CHAIR

Alastair Donald

JUDGES

Alice Barkell
Immunocore

Kevin Bean
Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool

Simon Wilde
Health Research Authority

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

SEMI-FINAL 2

FOR:

Winner Group 3

AGAINST:

Winner Group 4

CHAIR

Adam Rawcliffe

JUDGES

Pauline Hadaway
researcher; writer; arts consultant

Bryn Marsh
Liverpool Catholic and Anglican Multi Academy Schools Trust

Paul A. Taylor
University of Leeds

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

16:20-16:50 AFTERNOON TEA-BREAK

17:00-19:00 FINAL DEBATE, RESULTS AND THANK YOUS

"Medical data sharing is a threat to our privacy"

FOR:

Winner Semi-Final 1

AGAINST:

Winner Semi-Final 2

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