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  • Anwar Oduro-Kwarteng

    Debating Matters Topic Guide Editor

    Academy of Ideas

    Anwar has a BA in politics and an MA in politics and philosophy from the University of Sheffield, and worked for a time as a derivatives trader before joining the Academy of Ideas. He works mainly on the programming, organisation, promotion and research for Academy of Ideas’s summer school, The Academy, as well as the flagship Battle of Ideas festival. He is also the Debating Matters Topic Guide Editor. His interests include continental philosophy, the arts and 19th century literature. He has written for the Independent and Culture Wars.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Warwickshire 2016/17

DEBATE: Contact sports

National FInal: National Final 2015/16

DEBATE: Genome Editing

Regional Final: North East 2015/16

DEBATE: Gentrification

Qualifying Round: Sussex 2015/16

DEBATE: Gentrification

Qualifying Round: Cumbria 2015/16

DEBATE: Doping in Sport

Qualifying Round: Cumbria 2015/16

DEBATE: The BBC

Regional Final: North East 2014/15

DEBATE: Assisted Dying

Regional Final: North East 2014/15

DEBATE: Voting

Qualifying Round: Ealing 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

Qualifying Round: Ealing 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

Qualifying Round: Ealing 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

Regional Final: North East 2013/14

DEBATE: Unpaid Internships

Regional Final: North East 2013/14

DEBATE: Smacking

Qualifying Round: Cumbria 2013/14

DEBATE: Smart Drugs

Qualifying Round: Cumbria 2013/14

DEBATE: Green Energy

Qualifying Round: Cumbria 2013/14

DEBATE: Hate Speech

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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