PEOPLE

  • Justine Brian

    Director

    Civitas Schools

    Justine was formerly the director of the Academy of Ideas Debating Matters sixth-form debating competition. She believes in education and grappling with big ideas – and practised what she preaches by completing a degree in Classical Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, as a mature student. She loves good food and hates food snobbery, and learned to cook at Westminster College. She is an occasional writer on food issues and has produced a number of debates at the Battle of Ideas festival on food-related topics. Her greatest media claim to fame was being on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on the issue of ‘frugal food’, which made her Mum extremely proud.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Regional Final: London Inner 2016/17

DEBATE: Plain packaging

Regional Final: London Inner 2016/17

DEBATE: Social egg freezing

Qualifying Round: Glasgow 2012/13

DEBATE: Free speech

Qualifying Round: Leicestershire 2011/12

DEBATE: Media Regulation

Qualifying Round: Leicestershire 2011/12

DEBATE: Nuclear Power

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.



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.

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