PEOPLE

  • Alka Sehgal-Cuthbert

    Research student (PhD Education)

    Cambridge University

    Alka is the daughter of a teacher and used to swear she’d never teach nor have children. Now she’s been working in education for the past 15 years and has two children who often say that she’s become ‘education mad’ especially since starting her PhD. She is a member of the Academy of Ideas Education Forum and is a parent-governor for the East London Science School team. She writes on education for spiked and other online publications.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Tower Hamlets 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom

Qualifying Round: Tower Hamlets 2015/16

DEBATE: Gentrification

Qualifying Round: ARK Inner 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

Qualifying Round: ARK Inner 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

Qualifying Round: Cambridgeshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Smart Drugs

Qualifying Round: Cambridgeshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Hate Speech

Regional Final: East 2012/13

DEBATE: European Union

Regional Final: East 2012/13

DEBATE: Neuroscience and the law

Qualifying Round: Norfolk 2012/13

DEBATE: Party Funding

Qualifying Round: Norfolk 2012/13

DEBATE: Boozy Britain

Qualifying Round: Norwich 2011/12

DEBATE: GM Food

Qualifying Round: Norwich 2011/12

DEBATE: Burqa bans

Qualifying Round: Norwich 2011/12

DEBATE: Media Regulation

Qualifying Round: Cambridge 2010/11

DEBATE: Organ and Tissue Donation

Qualifying Round: Norwich 2009/10

DEBATE: Organic food

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



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