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East London Science School Day of Debate Programme

Programme

 

09:00

Years 7 & 8 gather together for four short introductory talks on the topics that will be debated, each followed by a Q&A session. (See below for the related Topic Guides.)

This house believes that animal testing is unnecessary
introduced by John Meredith, head of education and outreach at Understanding Animal Research.

This house believes that fat people should be allowed operations
introduced by Chrissie Giles, a commissioning editor at the Wellcome Trust digital publication, Mosaic.

This house believes that attempts to radically extend the human lifespan should be welcomed not feared
introduced by Craig Fairnington, associate fellow at the Institute of Ideas.

This house believes that how intelligent we are is due to our genes
introduced by Sandy Starr, communications officer at the Progress Educational Trust.

10:00

Classroom preparation on how to prepare for a debate, and group discussion of the four themes of the day

11:00

Break

11:20

Debate heats

12:30

Lunch

13:00

Semi-final debates

14:00

Final debate

15:30

Presentations

16:00

End



Topic Guides


This house believes that animal testing is unnecessary

This house believes that attempts to radically extend the human lifespan should be welcomed not feared

This house believes that fat people should be allowed operations

This house believes that how intelligent we are is due to our genes

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