PEOPLE

  • Professor Dennis Hayes

    Professor of Education

    University of Derby

    Dennis was the first president of the University and College Union in 2006-7. He is the founder and director of the campaign group Academics For Academic Freedom (AFAF). His controversial co-authored book ‘The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education’ (2008) has been described as “one of the most important books to have been written in at least the last twenty years in that crucial area where philosophy, policy and practice coincide”. He was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Times Higher Education magazine in 2007 and has been a columnist the TES and is currently the education columnist for The Conversation. Dennis was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for the excellence of his teaching. He was the only academic panel member of the Mayor of London’s Education Inquiry which reported in October 2012.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Regional Final: Central 2016/17

DEBATE: Health monitoring

Regional Final: Central 2016/17

DEBATE: Trigger warnings

Qualifying Round: Nottingham & Derby 2016/17

DEBATE: Contact sports

Qualifying Round: Staffordshire 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom

Qualifying Round: Staffordshire 2015/16

DEBATE: HS2

Regional Final: Central 2014/15

DEBATE: Offence

Regional Final: Central 2014/15

DEBATE: Three Parent Babies

Qualifying Round: Nottingham & Derby 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

Qualifying Round: Leicestershire 2014/15

DEBATE: Security Vs Privacy

Regional Final: Central 2013/14

DEBATE: Coal and Climate Change

Regional Final: Central 2013/14

DEBATE: Lads Mags

Qualifying Round: Staffordshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Green Energy

Qualifying Round: Nottingham & Derby 2013/14

DEBATE: Hate Speech

Regional Final: Central 2012/13

DEBATE: Clinical Trials

Regional Final: Central 2012/13

DEBATE: European Union

Qualifying Round: Nottingham & Derby 2012/13

DEBATE: Party Funding

Qualifying Round: Nottingham & Derby 2012/13

DEBATE: Free speech

Regional Final: Central 2010/11

DEBATE: Wikileaks

Regional Final: Central 2010/11

DEBATE: Fair Trade

Qualifying Round: West Midlands 2010/11

DEBATE: Extremism on Campus

Qualifying Round: West Midlands 2010/11

DEBATE: Privacy Online

Regional Final: Central 2009/10

DEBATE: Copenhagen

Regional Final: Central 2009/10

DEBATE: Artistic Expression

Qualifying Round: Nottingham & Derby 2009/10

DEBATE: Boxing

Qualifying Round: Nottingham & Derby 2009/10

DEBATE: BNP

National FInal: National Final 2008/09

DEBATE: Bankers pay

Regional Final: Central 2008/09

DEBATE: GM Crops

Regional Final: Central 2008/09

DEBATE: Drugs in sport

Regional Final: South East 2008/09

DEBATE: GM Crops

Regional Final: South East 2008/09

DEBATE: Cheap Flights

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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