Lucy Chambers

freelance organisation designer and facilitator Lucy Chambers works as a freelance organisation designer and facilitator.  She runs, a website dedicated to exploring ways to talk about technology in plain, accessible language. Lucy holds a BA (Hons) in Modern and Medieval Languages (specialising in German and Russian) from the University of Cambridge. After graduating, she …

Ben Daunter

Ancient History Undergraduate at Durham University

Jascha Krekeler

student of social work, Hochschule Darmstadt Jascha was a student at Helmholtzschule Frankfurt where he completed his full time education in 2018. He has worked as a daycare worker and as an integration assistant in an elementary school. He is now studying social work at Hochschule Darmstadt.

Karen Speier

Key Account Manager, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH Karen is the Key Account Manager at Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH. Berlin Partner supports economic growth, promotes business, technology and innovation, and presents the advantages of capital to companies, investors and talents.

Petra Küntzel

senior manager, Federation of German Industries Petra Küntzel is a senior manager in the Research, Industrial and Economic Policy Department at the Federation of German Industries. Petra lives in Berlin and she has a degree in economics from the University of Passau.

Samantha Weller

Senior Scheduling Advisor, University of Europe for Applied Sciences Samantha Weller is the Senior Scheduling Advisor at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences. Having always had a passion for interculturalism and linguistics, she studied Translation Sciences at Heidelberg University, and received her Master’s in Intercultural Communication from Utrecht University. She specialised in the research …

Anton Spahl

student, Kapodistrian University of Athens; DM alumnus Anton Spahl is 22 years old and was born andraised in Berlin. He is an alumnus of Debating Matters, competing in 2021 as part of the Eckener Gymnasium team. In 2022 he successfully completed his apprenticeship in Stonemasonry, and received the award “best apprentice of the region” (Landessieger …

Alex McDermott

Outreach Officer, Durham Union Society, student, Durham University & DM alumnus Alex is in his first year studying Politics and International Relations at University College, Durham. He is a Lord Kitchener and a Laidlaw Scholar and Outreach Officer for the Durham Union Society. Alex first competed in Debating Matters as a sixth form student at …

Adam Albazy

president, Durham Union Society & student, Durham University Adam Albazy is President of the Durham Union Society. He is a third-year undergraduate reading Politics and History at Durham University, specialising in Middle Eastern affairs. He is also a keen debater, participating in Durham Union debates on topics ranging from the Iranian regime to COVID-19. Before …

Nigel Emmerson

partner, Womble Bond Dickinson Nigel heads Womble Bond Dickinson’s Housing Group, and is client partner for a number of major organisations in the sector, including Grainger, The National Trust, The Wellcome Trust, Southern Residential, Retirement Bridge and Hearthstone Investments. Womble Bond Dickinson is seen as market leader in the housing sector and, since Nigel joined the firm in 1992, …