• Edwina Currie

    writer, broadcaster and politician

    After a decade of public office in the city of Birmingham, Edwina stood for Parliament in 1983 and represented a Midlands seat for 14 years. She became one of the nation’s best known MPs and served in Margaret Thatcher’s government and was voted “Speaker of the Year 1990” and “Campaigner of the Year 1994” in the Spectator Parliamentarian Awards. Since losing her seat in the 1997 election, Edwina has been busy on radio and TV as presenter and host. She has also featured in Hell’s Kitchen with chef, Gordon Ramsay; was winner of Celebrity Mastermind in 2004; the Weakest Link; Come Dine with Me; Strictly Come Dancing; and most recently, “I’m a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!”. In all Edwina has published eleven books including non-fiction and novels and is a frequent contributor to news and current affairs programmes. Her life to date has been summed up by fellow writer and MP Sir Julian Critchley: “Edwina Currie has a brass neck, a silver tongue and a golden pen.”


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


Find a list of all our previous championship events here.


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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