PEOPLE

  • Andy Shaw

    writer and comedy club organiser

    Andy writes political satire for the Spectator and other magazines. He is the co-organiser of London’s free-thinking comedy club, Comedy Unleashed. The club hosts contrarian and free-thinking comedians from across the political spectrum. Anything is allowed and there is no censorship. The club’s motto is ‘If it’s funny… it’s funny’ - the audience is the judge.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Championship: Yorkshire 2018

DEBATE: Autonomous vehicles

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2016/17

DEBATE: The sharing economy

Qualifying Round: South Yorkshire 2016/17

DEBATE: Autonomous vehicles

Qualifying Round: South Yorkshire 2016/17

DEBATE: Social egg freezing

Qualifying Round: Leeds 2015/16

DEBATE: HS2

Qualifying Round: Leeds 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Security Vs Privacy

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Ageing

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Unpaid Internships

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Hate Speech

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2012/13

DEBATE: Regulation of the Media

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2012/13

DEBATE: Trade not Aid

Qualifying Round: Leeds 2012/13

DEBATE: Copyright and the Arts

Qualifying Round: Leeds 2012/13

DEBATE: Embryo Screening

Qualifying Round: Leeds & Bradford 2011/12

DEBATE: Supermarkets

Qualifying Round: Leeds & Bradford 2011/12

DEBATE: IVF

Qualifying Round: Leeds & Bradford 2011/12

DEBATE: Media Regulation

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2011/12

DEBATE: Media Regulation

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2011/12

DEBATE: Burqa bans

Regional Final: North East & Yorkshire 2010/11

DEBATE: Energy

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2010/11

DEBATE: Extremism on Campus

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2010/11

DEBATE: Privacy Online

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2009/10

DEBATE: Older Mums

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2008/09

DEBATE: Sport and Competition

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.



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