• Professor Bill Durodie

    Former Head of Department and Chair of International Relations

    Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, University of Bath

    Bill has previously held posts in Asia and North America, as well as at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and in the War Studies Group of King’s College London. He is Visiting Professor to the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) in Shanghai – one of China’s four, top-level ‘Party Schools’. He was an Associate Fellow of the International Security Programme at Chatham House (Europe’s leading think-tank) in London for almost a decade. Bill was educated at Imperial College, the London School of Economics and New College Oxford, receiving his PhD through the Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management of Middlesex University. His main research interest is to examine the causes and consequences of contemporary perceptions of risk, as well as how these are framed and communicated across a range of issues relating to security, science and society.


Championship: Dorset 2018

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Championship: Dorset 2018

DEBATE: Social egg freezing

Regional Final: West & South Wales 2015/16

DEBATE: Genome Editing

Regional Final: West & South Wales 2014/15

DEBATE: Offence


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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