PEOPLE

  • Philip Walters MBE

    chair, CABI

    Philip is chair of CABI, the UK-based intergovernmental organisation which supports subsistence and small-holding farmers around the world. He is also chair of EdComs, the UK’s largest communications and marketing agency specialising in education, and chair of Impero Software, the UK’s leading supplier of network management and monitoring solutions for schools.

    Prior to that he was chair of GL Education, the leading provider of educational tests and assessments, and chair of Rising Stars UK, the second largest primary school publisher in the UK, and chief executive of Hodder Education, a Debating Matters sponsor and one of the top three school publishers in the UK. He was also chair of Book Source, and a director of Nelson Croom, Encyclopaedia Britannica (London), and Yale University Press (London). In the voluntary sector he was chair of Book Aid International, the charity that equips libraries in sub-Saharan African countries with textbooks and readers that would not be affordable otherwise. He has been an associate of the Academy of Ideas for twelve years, and was involved in the Debating Matters competition from a very early stage in its development. He was awarded an MBE for services to educational publishing in 2010.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Championship: London North 2018

DEBATE: Populism

Regional Final: London South 2016/17

DEBATE: Water scarcity

Regional Final: London South 2016/17

DEBATE: Fake News

National FInal: National Final 2015/16

DEBATE: Sugar

National FInal: National Final 2015/16

DEBATE: Trident

National FInal: National Final 2014/15

DEBATE: Voting

National FInal: National Final 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

Qualifying Round: Camden 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom

Qualifying Round: Camden 2015/16

DEBATE: Compulsory Vaccinations

Regional Final: London North 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Regional Final: London North 2014/15

DEBATE: Drugs Policy

Regional Final: London South 2013/14

DEBATE: Lads Mags

National FInal: National Final 2010/11

DEBATE: Smart Drugs

National FInal: National Final 2009/10

DEBATE: Genetic Screening

National FInal: National Final 2008/09

DEBATE: Copyright

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 6 December:
Leeds NHS Digital Debating Competition at Thackray Medical Museum

Thursday 17 January:
Southampton Championship at Solent University in partnership with NATS

Wednesday 13 February:
Kent Championship at MidKent College



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Find a list of all our previous championship events here.

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