PEOPLE

  • Geoff Kidder

    chief executive

    boi

    Geoff is Chief Executive of the boi charity, which organises Debating Matters, and the residential schools Living Freedom and The Academy. He also supervises administration and event management for the Battle of Ideas festival, runs the associate member scheme for the Academy of Ideas and convenes its’ Book Club. Geoff is the resident expert in sports

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Championship: Yorkshire 2018

DEBATE: Autonomous vehicles

Championship: Cardiff 2018

DEBATE: Fake News

Championship: Oxford 2018

DEBATE: Contact sports

Regional Final: South 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Qualifying Round: Berkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

Qualifying Round: Berkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

Regional Final: West & South Wales 2011/12

DEBATE: Biofuels

Regional Final: West & South Wales 2010/11

DEBATE: Happiness

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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