PEOPLE

  • Dr Raia Prokhovnik

    Reader

    Department of Politics & International Studies, Open University

    Prior to her position at the Open University, Raia has taught at Southampton University and Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research interests are in political theory, citizenship, sovereignty, the history of political thought, Hobbes, Spinoza, feminist political theory, and the body in politics. Politics is a subject centrally involved in debating the strengths and weaknesses of a case, giving reasons and providing evidence to back up a case, and finding ways to live with intractable differences and tensions between people, both in everyday life and in the public sphere. Raia is very keen to see students being encouraged to debate contemporary issues that are highly political.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Oxfordshire 2011/12

DEBATE: Burqa bans

Qualifying Round: Oxfordshire 2009/10

DEBATE: CCTV

Qualifying Round: Oxfordshire 2009/10

DEBATE: Pop artists

Qualifying Round: Oxfordshire 2008/09

DEBATE: Private Lives

Qualifying Round: Oxfordshire 2008/09

DEBATE: Space Exploration

Qualifying Round: Oxfordshire 2008/09

DEBATE: No Platform

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



CHAMPIONSHIP ARCHIVE

Find a list of all our previous championship events here.



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