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  • Paul Thomas

    Co-organiser

    Leeds Salon

    Paul is a civil servant who has lived in Leeds for over 30 years. He has a degree in social sciences, an MA in British history, is a qualified FE teacher, and co-founder of The Leeds Salon public discussion forum. He has been a Debating Matters judge since 2008 and, as a supporter of the competition, helps chair and run competition events in the north of England. Paul also runs numerous school debating competitions in West Yorkshire, including for the Headingley Festival of Ideas, The Tetley and Jordans Solicitors using DM’s format.

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Coming soon:

National FInal: National Final 2016/17

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2016/17

DEBATE: Trigger warnings

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2016/17

DEBATE: The sharing economy

Regional Final: North East 2016/17

DEBATE: Health monitoring

Regional Final: North East 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Qualifying Round: Middlesbrough 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Qualifying Round: Middlesbrough 2016/17

DEBATE: Medical data sharing

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2016/17

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2015/16

DEBATE: Tax Incentives

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2015/16

DEBATE: Trident

Regional Final: North East 2015/16

DEBATE: Genome Editing

National FInal: National Final 2014/15

DEBATE: Voting

National FInal: National Final 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

Qualifying Round: Merseyside 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom

Qualifying Round: Merseyside 2015/16

DEBATE: Gentrification

Qualifying Round: Middlesbrough 2015/16

DEBATE: The BBC

Qualifying Round: Durham 2015/16

DEBATE: The BBC

Qualifying Round: Durham 2015/16

DEBATE: Sex Selective Abortion

Qualifying Round: Durham 2015/16

DEBATE: Doping in Sport

Regional Final: North East 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Regional Final: North East 2014/15

DEBATE: Drugs Policy

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Three Parent Babies

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Offence

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Ageing

Regional Final: North East 2013/14

DEBATE: Unpaid Internships

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Unpaid Internships

Regional Final: North East 2013/14

DEBATE: Smacking

Qualifying Round: Leeds 2013/14

DEBATE: Megacities

Qualifying Round: Leeds 2013/14

DEBATE: Social media

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Hate Speech

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Megacities

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Sex Selection

Qualifying Round: Middlesbrough 2013/14

DEBATE: Hate Speech

Qualifying Round: Middlesbrough 2013/14

DEBATE: Megacities

Qualifying Round: Middlesbrough 2013/14

DEBATE: Sex Selection

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Smart Drugs

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Hate Speech

Qualifying Round: South Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Green Energy

Qualifying Round: South Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Social media

Qualifying Round: Cheltenham 2013/14

DEBATE: Green Energy

Qualifying Round: Cheltenham 2013/14

DEBATE: Social media

Regional Final: North East 2012/13

DEBATE: Green Belt

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2012/13

DEBATE: Trade not Aid

Qualifying Round: Lancashire 2012/13

DEBATE: Tax Avoidance

Qualifying Round: Lancashire 2012/13

DEBATE: Energy Futures

Qualifying Round: Leeds 2012/13

DEBATE: Copyright and the Arts

Qualifying Round: Leeds 2012/13

DEBATE: Party Funding

Qualifying Round: Leeds 2012/13

DEBATE: Embryo Screening

Qualifying Round: South Yorkshire 2012/13

DEBATE: Free speech

Qualifying Round: South Yorkshire 2012/13

DEBATE: Factory Farming

Regional Final: North East & Yorkshire 2011/12

DEBATE: Biofuels

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2011/12

DEBATE: Burqa bans

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2011/12

DEBATE: Media Regulation

Regional Final: North East & Yorkshire 2010/11

DEBATE: Happiness

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2010/11

DEBATE: Privacy Online

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2010/11

DEBATE: Extremism on Campus

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2010/11

DEBATE: Privacy Online

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2009/10

DEBATE: BNP

Qualifying Round: Leeds & Bradford 2009/10

DEBATE: Celebrity Politics

Qualifying Round: Leeds & Bradford 2009/10

DEBATE: Boxing

Qualifying Round: Leeds & Bradford 2008/09

DEBATE: Private Lives

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2008/09

DEBATE: No Platform

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