PEOPLE

  • Richard Swan

    writer

    Richard is an ex-secondary school teacher who now operates as a freelance writer, lecturer and academic. Recent publications include the Hodder study guide to The Wife of Bath’s Tale, and a fantasy novel, Melody’s Unicorn (signed copies available!). By training and inclination a medievalist, he has organised and participated in a wide range of talks and debates on subjects including extra-terrestrial intelligence, animal cognition, Mervyn Peake, T.S.Eliot and Lana Del Rey. He also runs creative writing sessions in schools.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Championship: Kent 2019

DEBATE: Autonomous vehicles

Championship: Kent 2019

DEBATE: Fake News

Qualifying Round: Medway 2016/17

DEBATE: Medical data sharing

Qualifying Round: Bromley 2015/16

DEBATE: The BBC

Qualifying Round: Bromley 2015/16

DEBATE: Doping in Sport

Qualifying Round: Medway 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Qualifying Round: Medway 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Bromley 2013/14

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Bromley 2013/14

DEBATE: Social media

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.



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.

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