07 Feb 2012: 2012 Regional Final Dates Announced

2012 Regional Finals begin 6 March - find out more about next year's events

After over 120 debates at the autumn Quaifying Rounds, looking at a diverse range of contemporary issues, 48 schools have now secured their places at the forthcoming Regional Finals.

The dates and venues of the eight Regional Finals are below, and each event title is hyperlinked - click to be taken through to the web page for each event detailing everything you need to know.

South East Regional Final
Tuesday 6 March
Salomons, Canterbury Christ Church University, Tunbridge Wells

London & South Regional Final
Friday 9 March
Free Word Centre, London

North East & Yorkshire Regional Final
Tuesday 13 March
The Research Beehive, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Scotland & Northern Ireland Final
Monday 19 March
Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

West & South Wales Regional Final
Friday 20 April
Clifton Hill House, University of Bristol, Bristol

Central Regional Final
Tuesday 24 April
School of Management, University of Leicester, Leicester

North West & North Wales Regional Final
Tuesday 24 April
Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

East Regional Final
Thursday 26 April
CRUK Cambridge Research Institute, Cambridge

The winners of each of the eight Regional Finals will secure a place at the 2012 National Final, being hosted by the Wellcome Collection in central London from 29 June - 1 July.

We are delighted to be working again with distinguished academic, arts and cultural venue partners, and are pleased to have the support of our Regional Sponsors: the Medical Research Council; the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence and Statoil.


If you’d like to attend any of the Regional Finals to see Debating Matters ‘live’, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register your interest. To find out more about taking part in Debating Matters in 2012/13, see our Get Involved section.


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