Though the primary focus of Debating Matters is the running of our annual UK competition, we work with others on related projects of mutual interest.
In addition to our annual schools debating competition, Debating Matters works with a wide range of partners to produce one-off debate projects, both in the UK and abroad.
We have staged Debating Matters in India, Israel and Germany to date, and worked with educational bodies such as Aim Higher, and in partnership with organisations who are keen to engage young people in debate on particular issues, such as the Research Councils UK (RCUK) on issues of global uncertainty.
Our current projects are with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, looking at the role of engineering in society today, and a project to bring Debating Matters into prisons, in partnership with global security company G4S, and supported by the Ministry of Justice.
If you’d like to work in partnership with Debating Matters, contact director of the Institute of Ideas Claire Fox.