Paul Thomas

co-founder, Leeds Salon

Paul is a civil servant who has lived in Leeds for over 30 years. He has a degree in social sciences, an MA in British history, is a qualified FE teacher, and is co-founder of The Leeds Salon public discussion forum. He has been involved in Debating Matters since 2008, first as a judge and then helping to chair and run competition events in the north of England. Paul also runs school debating competitions in Leeds and beyond, including Leeds Salon’s own annual Years 10&11 competition as part of the Headingley Festival of Ideas, using the DM format.