• Charlie Winstanley

    Student & DM Alumnus

    University of Sheffield

    Charlie Winstanley is approaching his second year at Sheffield University, studying History. A longstanding supporter of Debating Matters, Charlie has followed the competition since 2007 when, although his team were knocked out of the Regional Finals, he travelled to London alone to attend the National Final. Never one to miss out on a decent debate, he has tail-ended the competition ever since - volunteering at the office and to help out at regional finals (where he always manages to get a word in edgeways). A self-proclaimed fighter for human emancipation, Charlie sees Debating Matters as playing an important role in pushing forward radical discourse on the leading issues of the day.


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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