Columnist and Critic
Jo was the Liverpool Echo’s Arts Editor for 35 years and retired in 2009 but continues to write a regular column. He won his first Public Speaking Prize aged 14 and has continued ever since. Joe is a Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University and has spoken in St George’s Hall in the prestigious Roscoe Lecture Series where he found himself wedged between HRH Prince Charles and the Dalai Lama.
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.