PEOPLE

  • Jake Unsworth

    Trainee Solicitor

    Bond Dickinson

    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

Championship: Yorkshire 2018

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Championship: Yorkshire 2018

DEBATE: Autonomous vehicles

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2015/16

DEBATE: HS2

Qualifying Round: Middlesbrough 2015/16

DEBATE: Doping in Sport

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Space Exploration

Qualifying Round: Bradford 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Qualifying Round: Bradford 2014/15

DEBATE: Security Vs Privacy

Regional Final: North East 2013/14

DEBATE: Fertility Tourism

Regional Final: North East 2013/14

DEBATE: Smacking

Qualifying Round: Leicestershire 2013/14

DEBATE: Smart Drugs

Qualifying Round: Leicestershire 2013/14

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Merseyside 2012/13

DEBATE: Tax Avoidance

Qualifying Round: Merseyside 2012/13

DEBATE: Factory Farming

Qualifying Round: Cumbria 2012/13

DEBATE: Factory Farming

Qualifying Round: Cumbria 2012/13

DEBATE: Copyright and the Arts

Qualifying Round: Northumberland 2012/13

DEBATE: Free speech

Qualifying Round: Northumberland 2012/13

DEBATE: Energy Futures

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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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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