Oxfordshire Championship 2019

Sixth-form students from eight schools will battle it out for the title of Debating Matters Oxfordshire Champions 2019 at a flagship day of debate on Thursday 27 June. We are delighted to have Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of the Arts as partners for the event, which will be held at the Oxford Union. The day concludes with a special public debate. See below for details and buy tickets here.

10:30
REGISTRATION

11:00
WELCOME

11:20-12:30
DEBATE 1: “Western museums should repatriate cultural artefacts”

12:40-13:50
DEBATE 2: “Tourism benefits the world”

Group 2 Room C

Group 2 Room D

13:50-14:50
LUNCH

14:50-16:00
DEBATE 3: “Childhood vaccinations should be compulsory”

16:00-16:20
BREAK

16:20-18:15
RESULTS AND FINAL DEBATE: “Populism is a threat to democracy”

FOR
Winners Group 1

CHAIR

Jacob Reynolds

JUDGES

Fenella Barber

Andrew Wilson

Bill Durodié

ALL INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

AGAINST
Winners Group 2

18:15-18:45
PRESENTATIONS

19:00-20:30
PUBLIC PANEL DEBATE
From sexting to screen-addicts: should we be afraid of online harms?

Tickets are available for this event, part of Oxford Festival of the Arts, here.

Guest speakers
Jess Butcher MBE
technology entrepreneur, co-founder of Tick and Blippar; three times TedX speaker.

Alex Krasodomski-Jones
director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos

Dr Victoria Nash
Deputy Director, Oxford Internet Institute

Martyn Perks
digital business consultant and writer

Chair
Claire Fox
director, Academy of Ideas