PEOPLE

  • Fran Morrison

    Former BBC journalist

    Fran is a graduate of St. Andrews University and was a BBC TV news reporter and presenter for 15 years on programmes such as Newsnight, Nationwide, 60 Minutes and Watchdog before becoming a senior corporate communications manager at Shell. She has also worked as a print journalist, in training young TV journalists and in teaching business executives how to handle the media. Most recently Fran was Head of Corporate Communications at BAT for 11 years, running a large team responsible for press relations, scientific communications, corporate publications including annual reports and social reports, internal communications and the group’s corporate websites. She is a Freeman of the City of London, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is involved in political campaigning and charity fundraising following her retirement.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Ealing 2016/17

DEBATE: Contact sports

Qualifying Round: Merton 2015/16

DEBATE: The BBC

Qualifying Round: Merton 2015/16

DEBATE: Doping in Sport

Qualifying Round: Surrey 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Qualifying Round: Surrey 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Merton 2013/14

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Merton 2013/14

DEBATE: Green Energy

Qualifying Round: Surrey 2013/14

DEBATE: Hate Speech

Qualifying Round: Surrey 2013/14

DEBATE: Green Energy

Qualifying Round: Surrey 2012/13

DEBATE: Copyright and the Arts

Qualifying Round: Surrey 2012/13

DEBATE: Tax Avoidance

Qualifying Round: Tooting 2012/13

DEBATE: Embryo Screening

Qualifying Round: Tooting 2012/13

DEBATE: Free speech

Qualifying Round: Surrey 2011/12

DEBATE: Media Regulation

Qualifying Round: Surrey 2011/12

DEBATE: Burqa bans

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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