Our partners

Debating Matters greatly values the support of our partners.

Hodder Education
Hodder Education is one of the largest school publishers in the UK, providing high-quality teaching and learning resources both in the UK and internationally. Hodder Education has been Debating Matters’ number one prize partner for many years, providing winning students with a huge array of high-quality educational prizes – from books to magazine, and online resources to CPD training.

Hodder Education offer a discount of 20% on all books and resources for Debating Matters students. You can access the offer hoddereducation.co.uk, then simply enter the exclusive DM Code WW0003076 to receive your 20% discount.

Terms & Conditions: UK educational establishments only. Orders must be placed via hoddereducation.co.uk between 19th May 2024 and 31st May 2025. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. No cash alternative prize offered. Only one discount code per order. Discount applies to books, magazines and events and digital subscriptions, resources and other digital purchases.

Prospect is the UK’s leading monthly current-affairs magazine and has established itself as a must-read title with key figures in government, journalism, policy making and business. People turn to Prospect for the ideas and trends behind the headlines and for a contrarian view of topics.

The Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)
FAB is the collective voice of the UK’s world-class qualifications and assessments industry. Its members are committed to providing high-quality qualifications and assessments that recognise achievement, improve productivity, support social mobility and change lives.

This year marks the 20th anniversaries of both the Federation of Awarding Bodies and Debating Matters and we are delighted that FAB will be partnering on a one-off Debating Matters championship and a brand new Topic Guide to celebrate our partnership.


In 2020, the former director of Debating Matters and current curriculum manager for Mathematics at MidKent College, Tony Gilland, developed a highly successful new pilot debating tournament between schools in India and in the UK. DMGBIN was inspired by his work at Debating Matters and has continued to provide international debating tournaments throughout the lockdown with more activities planned for the coming year. For more information, please email Tony at tony.s.gilland@gmail.com.

The Leeds Salon
The Leeds Salon is a discussion group which comes together regularly to discuss political, cultural and scientific issues, with the aim of challenging any orthodoxies along the way, and defending and developing the legacy of the Enlightenment

Founded in early 2009 by Michele Ledda and Paul Thomas The Leeds Salon now runs school debating competitions in Leeds including its flagship annual Years 10&11 competition, inspired by and using the Debating Matters format.