Jess was a keen debater at Sixth Form – reaching the semi-finals of the Oxford Union schools’ debate competition, and also at Cambridge University where she helped as a judge for the Union’s schools competition. She was a teacher for the English Speaking Union’s debate programme for inner city schools. Jess now works as a Political Adviser to Dame Tessa Jowell MP having previously worked as a policy researcher for the Social Market Foundation and a social media lead for David Miliband’s leadership campaign. She is the Chair of the Fabian Society, Britain’s oldest left-wing think tank, and Vice Chair of the Electoral Reform Society. She’s also a candidate in the marginal seat of Norwich North and went to Langley School for a short while in her teens.
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.