PEOPLE

  • Dolan Cummings

    Associate Fellow

    Academy of Ideas

    Dolan is an Associate Fellow of the Academy of Ideas, having been research and editorial director from 2001 to 2010. He is part of the committee that programmes the annual Battle of Ideas and a regular participant at the festival and other Academy of Ideas events. He is also one of the co-founders of the Manifesto Club, a group campaigning for freedom in everyday life. Dolan was also one of the organisers of Debating Matters India, and continues to take an active interest in India and its debate scene. Professionally, he now works as a freelance copywriter and speechwriter.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

National FInal: National Final 2012/13

DEBATE: Arts Funding

Regional Final: London & South 2011/12

DEBATE: Clicktivism

Regional Final: London & South 2011/12

DEBATE: Sustainability

Regional Final: East 2010/11

DEBATE: Wikileaks

Regional Final: East 2010/11

DEBATE: Fair Trade

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2008/09

DEBATE: Animal Experimentation

Qualifying Round: Bristol 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.



SUPPORT DEBATING MATTERS

Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters. To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s Wonderful fundraising page.

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