Debating Matters Online December

December Championship 2020

Debating Matters will go online this Autumn with two six-school championships in November and in December.

In this second competition, sixth-form students from six schools will battle it out for the title of Debating Matters Online December Champions 2020 through a series of online debates across two weeks.

DEBATE 1: Social egg freezing empowers women

GROUP 1
Tuesday 1 December
14.00-15.30

FOR
Barnard Castle School

AGAINST
Burgate School

CHAIR

Jacob Reynolds

JUDGES

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

GROUP 2
Wednesday 2 December
14.00-15.30

FOR
Queen Mary’s College

AGAINST
Kingston Academy

CHAIR

Mo Lovatt

JUDGES

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

DEBATE 2:In the digital age, we should not expect our online activities to remain private

GROUP 1
Wednesday 2 December
10.00-11.30

FOR
Burgate School

AGAINST
Tarpoley High School

CHAIR

Ella Whelan

JUDGES

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

GROUP 2
Thursday 3 December
14.00-15.30

FOR
Kingston Academy

AGAINST
Truro School

CHAIR

Alastair Donald

JUDGES

Anne Fergusson

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

DEBATE 3: “Unhealthy lifestyles are not the business of government”

GROUP 1
Thursday 3 December
10.00-11.30

FOR
Barnard Castle

AGAINST
Tarporley High School

CHAIR

Jacob Reynolds

JUDGES
Nick Silk
Claire Smith

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

GROUP 2
Friday 4 December
14.00-15.30

FOR
Queen Mary’s College

AGAINST
Truro School

CHAIR

Mo Lovatt

JUDGES

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

FINAL DEBATE:Britain should pay reparations for its colonial past

Tues 8 December, 14.00-16.00

FOR
Winners Group 1

AGAINST
Winners Group 2

CHAIR

Mo Lovatt

JUDGES

Eileen Atkins

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES