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The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery, and through a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events celebrates the ways in which artists of all disciplines have helped improve children’s lives for over 275 years.

Established in London in 1739 to care for babies at risk of abandonment, the Foundling Hospital was the brainchild of the pioneering philanthropist Thomas Coram, who counted among his supporters the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel.  The Museum contains the Foundling Hospital Collection which spans four centuries and contains paintings, sculpture, manuscripts, furniture, artefacts and ephemera. The Museum also houses the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, the world’s largest private collection of Handel memorabilia and an internationally important research resource. In addition to displaying the Collections, the Museum hosts three major temporary exhibitions a year, smaller displays, artists’ commissions and projects.

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



CHAMPIONSHIP ARCHIVE

Find a list of all our previous championship events here.



SUPPORT DEBATING MATTERS

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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