CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT

Salford 2018

09 Jul 2018

Debating Matters would like to extend a special thanks to the Salford Championship hosts, The Lowry, for their generous hospitality and involvement in the competition; to Salford City Council, for their support, encouragement, and deep involvement throughout the day; to Capital & Centric, for generous support of the competition; and the University of Salford, for their partnership in bringing Debating Matters to Salford.



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09:30-10:00 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

10:05-10:15 WELCOME

10:20-11:30 ROUND 1

"Social media sites should filter out fake news stories"

GROUP 2

FOR:

Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

AGAINST:

University Technical College Bolton

CHAIR

Jacob Reynolds

JUDGES

Richard Shotton
education and cultural sector specialist

Ian Skillicorn
Corazon Books / Stories Unlimited C.I.C.

Mike Taylor
University of Salford

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

11:30-11:40 CHANGEOVER

11:40-12:50 ROUND 2

"Humanity should fear advances in artificial intelligence"

GROUP 1

FOR:

Pendleton Sixth Form College, Salford City College

AGAINST:

Range High School

CHAIR

Alastair Donald

JUDGES

Simon Belt
Simply Better IT

Nigel Ruddock
accountant

Lis Tribe
Hodder Education

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

GROUP 2

FOR:

University Technical College Bolton

AGAINST:

Blue Coat School, Oldham

CHAIR

Bernie Whelan

JUDGES

Jon Corner
Salford City Council

Pauline Hadaway
researcher; writer; arts consultant

Charlotte Smith
Chester Zoo

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

12:50-13:50 LUNCH

14:00-15:10 ROUND 3

"We should build HS2"

GROUP 1

FOR:

Range High School

AGAINST:

Loreto College

CHAIR

Adam Rawcliffe

JUDGES

Shelagh McNerney
Salford City Council

Michael Simpson
The Lowry

Simon Wilde
Genomics England

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

GROUP 2

FOR:

Blue Coat School, Oldham

AGAINST:

Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

CHAIR

Jacob Reynolds

JUDGES

Justin Bentham
Salford City Council

Paul Grover
Arup

Hilary Salt
First Actuarial

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

15:10-15:40 TEA & COFFEE

15:40-17:00 FINAL

"Cultural appropriation should be welcomed not feared"

FOR:

WINNER OF GROUP 1

AGAINST:

WINNER OF GROUP 2

CHAIR

Claire Fox

JUDGES

Pauline Hadaway
researcher; writer; arts consultant

Tim Heatley
Capital & Centric

Michael Simpson
The Lowry

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

ALL INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

17:00-17:30 PRESENTATIONS & CLOSING COMMENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

We will be announcing new Championship dates soon. Watch this space!



CHAMPIONSHIP ARCHIVE

Find a list of all our previous championship events here.



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