Jake took part in Debating Matters in 2009, competing as part of the Guiseley School team, and was awarded the highly commended prize at the National Finals. After studying history at Newcastle University, Jake first worked as an analyst for Santander UK and is now training to be a solicitor with Bond Dickinson. He has spoken at the Battle of Ideas Festival on a number of occasions covering range of topics including free speech, the Church of England and most recently on identity politics.
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.