PEOPLE

  • Richard Shotton

    education and cultural sector specialist

    Richard has over 25 years experience as a teacher, consultant, trainer, researcher and programme manager, mainly specialising in the fields of education for global citizenship and inter-cultural relations. He has worked for governments, NGOs and the commercial sector in over a dozen countries to support social change and community development, especially across North Africa and the Near East. Closer to home, he has been judging Debating Matters competitions since 2012, and is currently an adviser to Greater Manchester schools for the UK government’s Global Learning Programme.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Championship: Salford 2018

DEBATE: Fake News

Championship: Liverpool 2018

DEBATE: Prison violence

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Qualifying Round: Cheshire 2016/17

DEBATE: Artificial Intelligence

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2016/17

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Qualifying Round: Cheshire 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2015/16

DEBATE: Gentrification

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2015/16

DEBATE: Compulsory Vaccinations

Regional Final: North East 2014/15

DEBATE: Assisted Dying

Regional Final: North East 2014/15

DEBATE: Drugs Policy

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2012/13

DEBATE: Copyright and the Arts

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2012/13

DEBATE: Boozy Britain

Regional Final: North West & North Wales 2011/12

DEBATE: Biofuels

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.



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