head of technical support services
Paul Butterworth graduated from Manchester University in 1989 (politics and economics, The Smiths and New Order), had a great temp job in the BT stationery store in Bristol (lots of characters and a big old tea pot) before obtaining an MSc in human-computer interaction in Edinburgh. He worked his way up through the IT industry, from carrying enormous monitors through software development and management, and is now head of technical support services for the NHS IT delivery arm, NHS Digital. His favourite book is Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller, although he’s also read The Silmarillion 13 times (which is arguably somewhere between 1 and 12 times too many). He enjoys debates but also enjoys agreeing with people.
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.