Teacher of Economics
Sam has been involved with Debating Matters since 2007, when his team reached the National Final. Since then, he has worked as an intern at the Academy of Ideas and the House of Commons, and graduated from Oxford with an undergraduate degree in PPE. In September this year he joined the Folkestone Academy as an English teacher via Teach First. He has written on politics and culture for the Oxford Left Review, Politics Matters, and Culture Wars, and blogged on modern China at Smash All Old Things. His resolutions for 2013 included visiting lots of castles, reading a hundred novels and learning to iron a shirt (at least two of which have already been accomplished).
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
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.