Georgina Newcombe

alumnus, Debating Matters; student, Durham University

Georgina finished second with her sixth form in the Debating Matters National Final back in 2016 and has taken an interest in the devilishly tricky topics this competition explores ever since. She has just completed her second year studying English Literature and Philosophy at Durham University, where she plays university-level Football, contributes opinion-pieces to Palatinate and is on the editorial team of The Bubble, contributing primarily sport-themed pieces.

Over the summer Georgina will begin research for her undergraduate dissertation, which will be on the influence of fantasy worlds and the gothic in the works of the Bronte sisters, and their legacies in 19th and 20th century literature.