Beyond Bars: Taking Prisoners Seriously

Nadia Butt | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK
Nadia Butt

Debating Matters Beyond Bars was something positive to focus on with real meaning and purpose. I have no proof that this will have an impact on the rehabilitative agenda and reduce reoffending rates. However, I am certain that there needs to be a concerted effort to provide more opportunities like ours to remind them that their voices do matter.

This Hackney Pupil Just Proved You Don't Need To Go To Eton To Debate For Team England

The Huffington Post UK | Catherine Wyatt | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager from a state school in Hackney has been selected to debate for the English national team alongside pupils from Eton, Westminster and Dulwic...

Kwibuka 20: Remember Rwanda by Celebrating Its Future

Tony Koutsoumbos | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK
Tony Koutsoumbos

One wonders why the world insists on re-visiting Rwanda's violent past when it has such a promising future. To be sure, we must never forget, which is why last night's touching service was so important. Today though, when I think of Rwanda, I think of Joyce, Bruce, and Victor, and celebrate the victory of a bright future over a dark past.

Durham University Opposes Motion 'Feminists Are All Too Often Sexists In Disguise' In Debate

Freya Bromley | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

On the 24th January, members of the Durham Union Society voted against the motion "This House Believes Feminists Are All Too Often Sexists In Disguise" after speeches from Mike Buchanan, Swayne O'Pie, Cindy Gallop and Julie Bindel.

Why Debating Must Be Taught in Every School Across the Country

Tony Koutsoumbos | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tony Koutsoumbos

However, it is with only cautious optimism that I welcome the shadow Education Secretary's proposals. This is because it appears his only motivation for supporting debate lessons in state schools is to ensure that private schools do not have an unfair advantage.

Julian Assange at the Oxford Union: The Right to Be an Unwanted Guest?

Alexander Rankine | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alexander Rankine

The protesters just don't fancy having Julian welcomed by their Union. He can do what he wants elsewhere, just not in our backyard, okay? In this sense, the argument boils down to a folksy, everyday problem. Would you want Julian Assange round for dinner?

Want to Start a Philosophy Group? Here's How

Jules Evans | Posted 12.09.2012 | Home
Jules Evans

I'm one of the organisers of the London Philosophy Club. We're one of hundreds of self-organised ideas and discussion groups that have mushroomed all over the world in the last 10 years.

Debating and Social Mobility Can be Primary Targets

Sachin Patel | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sachin Patel

Why is debating such a great mechanism for improvement for children of such a young age? Debate Mate, whose core work is in secondary schools across the UK, asked just such a question of themselves when considering the future expansion of their primary schools' programme.

Give All State School Students Debating Lessons, Says Twigg

PA | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

State school pupils should be given lessons in debating and interview techniques to improve their speaking skills, the shadow education secretary said...

'We Are Not Dumbing Down' - Oxford Defends Their Next Guest Speaker

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Peter Andre is to follow in his ex-wife's footsteps and appear at Oxford University, after Katie Price wowed students and scholars with her performanc...

Katie Price Wins Debate Against Boris' Sister Rachel Johnson

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Katie Price has triumphed in a highbrow debate at Cambridge University, defending women's ability to juggle a successful career and family life agains...