PEOPLE

  • Martin Owen

    Founder and chair of Exeter Ideas Salon

    Martin runs the Exeter Ideas Salon, which seeks to promote critical thinking and discussion of major issues in society. He has previously taught in secondary, FE and HE institutions in the UK and New Zealand. He also coached the Exeter College debating and public speaking teams in four national competitions, reaching the Debating Matters National Final in 2016.
    Martin is currently studying for a Masters in Art History.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Championship: Southampton 2019

DEBATE: Fake News

Championship: Dorset 2018

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Championship: Dorset 2018

DEBATE: Social egg freezing

Qualifying Round: Cornwall 2013/14

DEBATE: Smart Drugs

Qualifying Round: Cornwall 2013/14

DEBATE: Hate Speech

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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