PEOPLE

  • Abi Barber

    School Programmes Manager

    British Library

    Abi is responsible for the development and delivery of a programme of onsite workshops, conferences and events for primary and secondary students and teachers, drawing inspiration from the British Library’s permanent display gallery, as well as the temporary exhibition spaces. In addition, Abi runs special projects such as Magna Carta and Beowulf Young Researchers, year 7 Book Club and the Teachers’ Network. Her programmes engage over 35,000 learners each year. In her former role as Web Content Developer for the British Library Learning Team Abi worked on the World War One, Discovering Literature and Sisterhood and After websites. Abi has also worked at the Poetry Society and Tate Britain, developing creative educational sessions for students, teachers and lifelong learners.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Islington 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom

Qualifying Round: Islington 2015/16

DEBATE: Gentrification

Regional Final: London South 2014/15

DEBATE: Three Parent Babies

Regional Final: London South 2014/15

DEBATE: Offence

Qualifying Round: Hounslow 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

Qualifying Round: Hounslow 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

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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