Southampton Championship 2019

Sixth-form students from eight schools battle it out on 17 January 2019 for the title of Debating Matters Southampton Champions 2019.

We are delighted that our first ever Southampton Championship is in partnership with NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services. It is hosted by Solent University where students gain the connections, experience and confidence to turn their newfound knowledge into a career.

09:30-10:00 REGISTRATION & COFFEE
10:05-10:15 WELCOME

10:20-11:30
DEBATE 1: “Tourism benefits the world”

Thea Graham Cooper

11:40-12:50
DEBATE 2: “Technological progress will not solve society’s environmental issues”

12:50-13:50
LUNCH

14:00-15:10
DEBATE 3: “Social media sites should filter out fake news stories”

15:10-15:40
BREAK

15:40-17:30:
RESULTS AND FINAL DEBATE: “Monuments to controversial historical figures should remain”

FOR
Winners Group 1

CHAIR

Claire Fox

JUDGES

AGAINST
Winners Group 2

Rebecca de Pelet

Ralph Leighton

Graeme Yell

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

ALL INDIVIDUAL JUDGES