CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT

Birmingham 2018

04 Jul 2018

We are delighted that our Birmingham Championship will be hosted by Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College in Highgate.



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09:30-10:00 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

10:05-10:15 WELCOME

10:20-11:30 ROUND 1

"We should accept the risk inherent in contact sports"

GROUP 1

FOR:

Leicester Grammar School

AGAINST:

Tudor Grange Academy Solihull

CHAIR

Adam Rawcliffe

JUDGES

Helene Guldberg
Open University; spiked

Michael Olatokun
The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

Nigel Ruddock
accountant

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

GROUP 2

FOR:

Alcester Grammar School

AGAINST:

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

CHAIR

Jacob Reynolds

JUDGES

Jonathan Hurlow
Birmingham & Solihull NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust

Vanessa Pupavac
University of Nottingham

Jean Templeton
St Basils

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

11:30-11:40 CHANGEOVER

11:40-12:50 ROUND 2

"Monuments to controversial historical figures should remain"

GROUP 2

FOR:

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

AGAINST:

King Edward VI Aston School

CHAIR

Bernie Whelan

JUDGES

Patrick Cox
PC Legal Costs Ltd

Jonathan Hurlow
Birmingham & Solihull NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust

Jean Templeton
St Basils

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

12:50-13:50 LUNCH

14:00-15:10 ROUND 3

"Humanity should fear advances in artificial intelligence"

GROUP 1

FOR:

King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys

AGAINST:

Leicester Grammar School

CHAIR

Alastair Donald

JUDGES

Helene Guldberg
Open University; spiked

Michael Olatokun
The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

Glynne Williams
University of Leicester

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

GROUP 2

FOR:

King Edward VI Aston School

AGAINST:

Alcester Grammar School

CHAIR

Jacob Reynolds

JUDGES

Patrick Cox
PC Legal Costs Ltd

Anne Fergusson
financial services and private equity advisor and investor

Jonathan Hurlow
Birmingham & Solihull NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

15:10-15:40 TEA & COFFEE

15:40-17:00 FINAL

"Populism is a threat to democracy"

FOR:

WINNER OF GROUP 1

AGAINST:

WINNER OF GROUP 2

CHAIR

Adam Rawcliffe

JUDGES

Anne Fergusson
financial services and private equity advisor and investor

Vanessa Pupavac
University of Nottingham

Glynne Williams
University of Leicester

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

ALL INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

17:00-17:30 PRESENTATIONS & CLOSING COMMENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre



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Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters. To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s Wonderful fundraising page.

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