Southampton Championship 2020

Our Southampton Championship 2020 is in partnership with NATS and hosted by Solent University.

Sixth-form students from eight schools will battle it out for the title of Debating Matters Southampton Champions 2020 at a flagship day of debate on Wednesday 5 February. We are delighted to be hosted once more by Solent University and working in partnership with NATS.

09:30
REGISTRATION

10:05
WELCOME

10:20-11:30
DEBATE 1: “Corporate sponsorship is good for the arts”

Group 1 Room A

FOR

Bay House School & Sixth Form

AGAINST

St. Swithun’s School

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 2 Room C

FOR

The Burgate School and Sixth Form

AGAINST

Dauntsey’s School

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 1 Room B

FOR

King Edward VI School, Southampton

AGAINST

Itchen Sixth Form College

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 2 Room D

FOR

Alton College

AGAINST

New College Swindon

CHAIR

JUDGES

11:40-12:50
DEBATE 2: “Childhood vaccinations should be compulsory”

Group 1 Room A

FOR

King Edward VI School, Southampton

AGAINST

Bay House School & Sixth Form

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 1 Room B

FOR

Itchen Sixth Form College

AGAINST

St. Swithun’s School

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 2 Room C

Group 2 Room D

12:50-13:50
LUNCH

13:50-15:00
DEBATE 3: Climate emergency: “People should have no more than two children”

Group 1 Room A

FOR

Bay House School & Sixth Form

AGAINST

Itchen Sixth Form College

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 2 Room C

FOR

The Burgate School and Sixth Form

AGAINST

New College Swindon

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 1 Room B

FOR

St. Swithun’s School

AGAINST

King Edward VI School, Southampton

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 2 Room D

FOR

Dauntsey’s School

AGAINST

Alton College

CHAIR

JUDGES

15:00-15:20
BREAK

15:20-17:00
RESULTS AND FINAL DEBATE: “Western museums should repatriate cultural artefacts”

FOR
Winners Group 1

CHAIR

JUDGES

ALL INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

AGAINST
Winners Group 2

17:00-17:30
PRESENTATIONS