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06 Dec 2018: Leeds NHS Digital Debating Matters Competition 2018

Three West Yorkshire schools will battle it out in a special debating event organised by the Leeds Salon in partnership with Leeds NHS Digital on Thursday 6 December at the Thackray Medical Museum.

The schools taking part are Woodkirk Academy from Wakefield, Notre Dame Sixth Form College from Leeds and Beckfoot School from Bradford. They will be pitted against each other in three debates on health monitoring, artificial intelligence and medical data sharing.

EVENT PROGRAMME

15:45 DEBATE 1

“THE CONSTANT MONITORING OF OUR HEALTH DOES MORE HARM THAN GOOD”

FOR Woodkirk Academy
AGAINST Notre Dame Sixth-Form College

JUDGES
Teresa Aksamit-Hollingworth University of Law, Leeds
Paul Butterworth NHS Digital
Dan Clayton The Leeds Salon


16:45 DEBATE 2

“HUMANITY SHOULD FEAR ADVANCES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE”

FOR Beckfoot School
AGAINST Woodkirk Academy

JUDGES
Paul Butterworth NHS Digital
Dan Clayton The Leeds Salon
Nat Edwards Thackray Medical Museum


17.45 BREAK


18:00 DEBATE 3

“MEDICAL DATA SHARING IS A THREAT TO OUR PRIVACY”

FOR Notre Dame Sixth-Form College
AGAINST Beckfoot School

JUDGES
Nat Edwards Thackray Medical Museum
Clare Cooke NHS Digital
David Oxley security analyst

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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