Student & DM Alumnus
University College London
Rupert is studying English Literature at University College, London. He took part in Debating Matters in 2008, before which he had only had experience of British Parliamentary Debating. However, he enjoyed the competition so much that he decided to join the alumni team after leaving school. As an English student, he thinks that elegant, emotional words aren’t bad in themselves; but in Debating Matters he says the speeches never amount to faberge eggs of attractive, hollow speech and feels that the atmosphere of concentration is as valuable to an alumnus as a competitor.
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.