A former regional newspaper political reporter, Freddie now writes about politics, education policy, trade unions and Parliamentary procedure for the trade newspaper Schools Week. Born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Freddie has been a journalist since he was 18 and became one of the youngest senior reporters in the country in 2010 when he was still 20 years old. He has written for other titles including the New Statesman, FE Week, The Oxford Mail and Gloucester Citizen. He is a former leader of the Stroud District Youth Council and is a current member of the National Union of Journalists and the human rights campaign organisation Liberty.
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
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.
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.