NATIONAL FINAL

National Final 2012/13 -- 28 Jun 2013

DM teams

Join us for the National Final 2012/13 on Friday 28 June to Sunday 30 June.

We are delighted to be hosted by University College London’s Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and to be staging the final day of this year’s National Final at the Royal Society of Medicine.


UCL was established in 1826 to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion, and was the first to welcome women students on equal terms with men. Together with 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, these are great venues for the Debating Matters National Final and we would like to thank all involved from those institutions this year.


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

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VENUE: Anatomy Building, Gower St, UCL

13:30-14:30 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

14:30-15:00 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

15:00-16:00 PREPARATION SEMINARS 1 & 2

ANATOMY G29 - SEMINAR 1: MEGACITIES

FOR

Dr Vanesa Castán Broto

AGAINST

Alastair Donald

CHAIR

Jason Smith

A.V.HILL LECTURE THEATRE - SEMINAR 2: ARTS FUNDING

FOR

Dr Jonathan Holmes

AGAINST

Marc Sidwell

CHAIR

Anwar Oduro-Kwarteng

VENUE: Roberts Engineering Building, Torrington Place, UCL

09:30-10:00 COFFEE

10:00-10:30 WELCOME

10:40-12:00 ROUND 1

"We should pursue a policy of 'trade not aid'"

"We need to build on the Green Belt"

12:00-12:10 CHANGEOVER

12:10-13:30 ROUND 2

"The British press requires tougher regulation"

"The UK should leave the European Union "

13:30-14:30 LUNCH

14:40-16:00 ROUND 3

"Physician assisted suicide should remain illegal"

"Neuroscience should transform our understanding of criminal responsibility"

 

18:00-18:30 COFFEE

ROBERTS FOYER

18:30-19:15 RESULTS & INSPIRATION LECTURE

AMBROSE FLEMING LECTURE THEATRE

SPEAKER

Professor Raymond Tallis

VENUE: Royal Society of Medicine

10:00-10:20 COFFEE

10:20-10:30 WELCOME

10:30-11:50 SEMI-FINAL 1

GUY WHITTLE AUDITORIUM

"Megacities are bad for the developing world"

FOR:

WINNER OF GROUP A

AGAINST:

WINNER OF GROUP B

CHAIR

Tony Gilland

JUDGES

David Aaronovitch

Rob Killick

Vicky Richardson

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

ALL INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

11:50-12:00 CHANGEOVER

12:00-13:20 SEMI-FINAL 2

GUY WHITTLE AUDITORIUM

"State funding of the arts is essential to a civilised society"

FOR:

WINNER OF GROUP C

AGAINST:

WINNER OF GROUP D

CHAIR

Justine Brian

JUDGES

Dolan Cummings

Lee Jones

Harry Witchel

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

ALL INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

13:20-14:20 LUNCH

14:20-14:30 A WORD FROM OUR SPONSORS

SPEAKERS:

Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, President, Royal Society of Medicine

John Knight, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Strategy and Business Development, Statoil

GUY WHITTLE AUDITORIUM

14:30-16:00 FINAL

GUY WHITTLE AUDITORIUM

"It is irresponsible to provide IVF to women in their fifties"

FOR:

WINNER OF SEMI-FINAL 1

AGAINST:

WINNER OF SEMI-FINAL 2

CHAIR

Claire Fox

JUDGES

Ann Furedi

Andrew Lloyd

Sir Michael Rawlins

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

ALL INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

16:00-17:00 PRESENTATIONS & FINAL WORDS

17:00-18:00 DRINKS RECEPTION

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