NATIONAL FINAL

National Final 2010/11 -- 01 Jul 2011

Join us for the National Final 2010/11 on Friday 1 July to Sunday 3 July.

We are delighted that the Royal Society of Medicine have again agreed to host the Debating Matters National Final at their prestigious venue in central London. The Royal Society of Medicine, set up over 200 years ago to promote an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine, is an ideal home for the Debating Matters National Final and we would like to thank all involved for agreeing to be our host this year.


We would also like to thank the competition’s prize sponsor Hodder Education for their continued and generous support of Debating Matters.


13:00-14:00 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

ONE WIMPOLE STREET

14:00-14:15 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

14:15-15:15 PREPARATION SEMINARS 1 & 2

MAX RAYNE AUDITORIUM - SEMINAR 1: IVF

FOR

Dr Susan Bewley

AGAINST

Dr Gillian Lockwood

CHAIR

Patrick Hayes

TRAINING SUITE - SEMINAR 2: VOTES FOR PRISONERS

FOR

Jon Holbrook

AGAINST

Mark Day

CHAIR

Dolan Cummings

15:15-15:30 BREAK

15:30-16:30 PREPARATION SEMINARS 3 & 4

MAX RAYNE AUDITORIUM - SEMINAR 3: WIKILEAKS

FOR

James Ball

AGAINST

Brendan O'Neill

CHAIR

Angus Kennedy

TRAINING SUITE - SEMINAR 4: SMART DRUGS

FOR

Dr Stuart Derbyshire

AGAINST

Dr Ilina Singh

CHAIR

Helen Birtwistle

16:30-17:00 COFFEE

17:00-18:00 INSPIRATION EVENT: BOOKSHOP BARNIE - ED HOWKER ON "JILTED GENERATION"

10:00-10:20 COFFEE

10:20-10:30 WELCOME AND A WORD FROM JACK WATTERS, PFIZER

10:30-11:50 SEMI-FINAL 1

MAIN LECTURE THEATRE

"Wikileaks is good for democracy"

FOR:

WINNER OF ROUND 1A

AGAINST:

WINNER OF ROUND 1B

CHAIR

Tony Gilland

JUDGES

K.A.S. Quinn

Jack Watters

Austin Williams

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

ALL INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

11:50-12:00 CHANGEOVER

12:00-13:20 SEMI-FINAL 2

MAIN LECTURE THEATRE

"We should embrace the use of smart drugs"

FOR:

WINNER OF ROUND 2A

AGAINST:

WINNER OF ROUND 2B

CHAIR

Justine Brian

JUDGES

Luke Johnson

Raymond Tallis

Philip Walters MBE

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

ALL INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

13:20-14:20 LUNCH

14:20-14:30 A WORD FROM RSM PRESIDENT PARVEEN KUMAR

14:30-16:00 FINAL

MAIN LECTURE THEATRE

"European countries should take a lead from France and ban the burqa"

FOR:

WINNER OF SEMI-FINAL 1

AGAINST:

WINNER OF SEMI-FINAL 2

CHAIR

Claire Fox

JUDGES

Anthony Horowitz

Kim Knott

Phil Mullan

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

ALL INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

16:00-17:00 PRESENTATIONS & FINAL WORDS

17:00-18:00 DRINKS RECEPTION

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