• Lieutenant General Andrew Graham

    Former soldier and executive and non-executive director

    DWP, Waves Training Solutions, Larbert Partnership, Combat Stress

    The son of a diplomat, Andrew Graham was commissioned into The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders before going up to Cambridge. He commanded 1st Battalion The Argylls 3 Brigade in Northern Ireland and the Army’s Recruiting and Training Division responsible for turning ‘citizens to soldiers’. He deployed to Baghdad as Deputy Commanding General of Multinational Corps Iraq in 2004. His final tour of duty was as Director General of the Defence Academy. He has worked in industry and headed a charity developing young people through expeditions. He is Chair of Trustees at Combat Stress, President of the Army Cadet Force Association and Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee at the Department of Work and Pensions. Non-family interests include piping, sports of all kinds, the fortunes of Liverpool FC, destructive gardening, keeping bees, pickling and puddings, reading (history, travel and a good novel for choice).


Championship: Dorset 2018

DEBATE: Universal Basic Income

Championship: Dorset 2018

DEBATE: Historical monuments


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.


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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