PowersProfessor Jonathan Powers
University of Derby
Jonathan was Derby’s first Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), seeing the former college through gaining University status and a more than six-fold expansion. He studied Physics at Birmingham, Philosophy at Sussex and has since held various academic posts across several Faculties and later as Dean of Humanities at Middlesex University. Jonathan was deeply involved in the development of the new Polytechnics and served on several national bodies. He has also served as an external examiner and research ethics adviser at several universities; thrown the hammer for Hertfordshire; chaired Derby Playhouse, Derby Chamber Music Society, and Derby Multi-Faith Centre; and has been a Deputy Lieutenant for Derbyshire since 1994. He is currently writing mini-monographs on figures associated with the Midlands Enlightenment. In 1966 he was a member of an English Universities Debating Team which travelled to Berlin.
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.