Debating Matters is a national schools debating competition for sixth form students that adopts a unique approach to debate, putting students under pressure to engage in debate about key issues facing society in an intellectually rigorous way, emphasising the importance of content over style.
Please see below for a selection of recent news coverage about Debating Matters
Kirsten Tingle and Conor Ewing from Douglas Academy and judge Mark Diffley on Scotland Tonight
12 Apr 2014: STV: Referendum Schools Debate
Individual winners announced
Tallow Chandlers Company Hall impresses Kent sixth formers
Pupils from Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar talk their way through to the regional finals
04 Mar 2014: Magdalen College School: Regional final report
Oxford team receive praise from the judges
Judge Wayne Bennett, Director of Dillington House, reports on the South Regional Final
In forging positive links with other local schools, it is hoped that future partnership events will soon emerge
11 Feb 2014: UKED Magazine: Debating in Schools; Does it Matters?
DM teacher, Sharon Jones assesses debating in schools
Head to head at Derby University
Indian national daily covers the DM India winners
12 Dec 2013: University of Sheffield: DM Judging Partner
Tim Shephard judges national schools debating competition
Winning debates on Megacities and Sex Selection sees AGS through to Leicester University in April
Arguing that India should not abolish capital punishment seals victory
Winners of Bristol Qualifying Round celebrate their success
Post-event write up from a new venue partner
22 Nov 2013: Cadbury College: compete in national competition
Luke Heppenstall West awarded ‘best individual’ prize.
Lots of hard work and a fantastic experience of high-brow debating
One school's experience of the Cornwall Qualifying Round
Repton School proud of their debaters
Winner of Cornwall Qualifying Round delighted
News of Derby Qualifying Round at new venue partners Derby University
Great report back of the DM International Final at this years Battle of Ideas, with Architecture Daily calling it: "...a surprising highlight of the weekend"
Local paper coverage for the start of the STV/Debating Matters The Referendum Schools Debate
The latest news about out partnership with STV, bringing debates about the 2014 Scottish independence referendum to schools across Scotland
31 Oct 2013: British Council: “UK-South Asia Season”
Debating Matters is a proud part of the British Council's work in South Asia
News from our newly crowned DM International Champions
Report from a school through to the next stage!
Nikhil Amarnath: The Crazy Memoir of an Impossible Dream
North West region school delighted to win!
Debating Matters India in South India
"We are pleased to host another qualifying round for this high profile national competition".
IRDR at University College London to host all six Inner London Qualifying Rounds
News about one of our 2013 national finalist schools