Student & DM Alumnus
Lincoln College, Oxford University
Cynthia competed in the Debating Matters Competition for Cardinal Wiseman School in 2011/12 and 2012/3 winning the Gina Owens Prize at the 2013 Debating Matters National Final. She says of Debating Matters, “the opportunity to discuss issues of social and sometimes global importance with renowned professionals and academics definitely forces you to venture out of your comfort zone. Whilst competing I came across topics that I’d never even considered before such as whether neuroscience should transform our understanding of criminal responsibility and had to defend my standpoint against scrutiny from a panel of judges including a professor in biological sciences and a solicitor!”
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.
SUPPORT DEBATING MATTERS
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.