Head of Citizenship and Political Participation
Ralph is Head of Citizenship and Political Participation at the London-based think-tank Demos, with research interests in education policy, character, citizenship, social integration, political representation and community ownership. He is currently leading Demos’ work on character, including two reports published this year - Character Nation and Learning by Doing - as well as an ongoing project in collaboration with The Scout Association piloting a co-curricular intervention in six UK schools, supported by the Department for Education’s Character Grant. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and covered by the BBC, the Sunday Times, TES, the Telegraph, the Guardian and the Economist. He is Editor of the Demos Quarterly, Demos’s magazine of political ideas, and previously oversaw external communications at Demos.
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.