• Sarah Jane Chapman

    Writer and PR consultant

    The Good Copy Company

    Sarah Jane went up to Oxford to read Classics but graduated with a First Class honours degree in Archaeology and Anthropology. She initially worked in print journalism, winning a graduate traineeship on The Sunday Times. After two years in a remote part of Kenya, she became a writer and editor at the World Health Organization in Geneva, covering public health issues including SARS, avian flu, HIV/Aids, malaria and drought. She returned to the UK to become senior writer for the chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, writing reports on pandemic flu, racism in the medical profession and the case for a UK global health strategy. She then worked as a public affairs and PR consultant in Westminster, advising a number of leading independent schools. After moving to Dorset in 2012, she set up her own communications business, The Good Copy Company. She enjoys writing fiction and has an MA in Creative Writing.


Championship: Dorset 2018

DEBATE: Universal Basic Income

Championship: Dorset 2018

DEBATE: Social egg freezing


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.


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.


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