PEOPLE

  • Wayne Bennett

    Independent Researcher and Lecturer

    After a first career in the theatre, Wayne studied fine art and art history at Camberwell School of Art and then Goldsmiths’ College, London, where he was also President of the Student’s Union. He then worked for the Contemporary Art Society and later in leisure management.  For 23 years he was Director of Dillington House - a leading residential college for adult education.  He now divides his time between lecturing and research and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Cornwall 2016/17

DEBATE: Free speech on social Media

Qualifying Round: Cornwall 2016/17

DEBATE: Contact sports

Regional Final: West & South Wales 2015/16

DEBATE: Gender Quotas

Regional Final: West & South Wales 2015/16

DEBATE: Gentrification

Qualifying Round: Cornwall 2015/16

DEBATE: Doping in Sport

Qualifying Round: Cornwall 2015/16

DEBATE: The BBC

Qualifying Round: Dorset & Somerset 2015/16

DEBATE: The BBC

Qualifying Round: Dorset & Somerset 2015/16

DEBATE: Doping in Sport

Qualifying Round: Dorset & Somerset 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

Regional Final: South 2013/14

DEBATE: Lads Mags

Regional Final: South 2013/14

DEBATE: Animal Experimentation

Qualifying Round: Dorset & Somerset 2013/14

DEBATE: Smart Drugs

Qualifying Round: Dorset & Somerset 2013/14

DEBATE: Hate Speech

Qualifying Round: Dorset 2012/13

DEBATE: Embryo Screening

Qualifying Round: Dorset 2012/13

DEBATE: Party Funding

Qualifying Round: Dorset 2012/13

DEBATE: Factory Farming

Qualifying Round: Somerset 2012/13

DEBATE: Energy Futures

Qualifying Round: Somerset 2012/13

DEBATE: Boozy Britain

Qualifying Round: Devon & Cornwall 2011/12

DEBATE: Media Regulation

Qualifying Round: Devon & Cornwall 2011/12

DEBATE: Burqa bans

Qualifying Round: Somerset 2011/12

DEBATE: Nuclear Power

Qualifying Round: Somerset 2011/12

DEBATE: Public Health

Qualifying Round: Somerset 2010/11

DEBATE: Scepticism and Science

Qualifying Round: Devon & Cornwall 2010/11

DEBATE: Monarchy

Qualifying Round: Devon & Cornwall 2010/11

DEBATE: Privacy Online

Qualifying Round: Somerset 2009/10

DEBATE: Pop artists

Qualifying Round: Devon & Cornwall 2008/09

DEBATE: Space Exploration

Qualifying Round: Devon & Cornwall 2008/09

DEBATE: Private Lives

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



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