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Is Debate Dead? A social debate with a difference

This is thinking bob's popular social event, the debate!

The difference? Our format- the topic is announced shortly after arrival. This makes for the fun, quick thinking challenge we love. The topics are chosen intentionally to suit the format so it doesn't matter how much you know about a particular subject and stops you having to face people who have revised all the facts and figures on a topic.

It is also a social event with plenty of time to grab a drink and chat within small groups. This is the perfect event for those of you that want the chance to contribute without feeling the need to use debating jargon or want the chance to be involved without getting up in front of a room of people.

After the topic is announced and the initial buzz has calmed,two volunteer teams will then take to the floor to argue the for and against case. They are given 10 minutes each to devise their argument, often with people keen to help from the floor. This is perfect for novice debaters, those of you who haven't debated for a while, or people that simply want to give it a go.

A unique, informal take on the typical debate, you will be seated in small tables giving you plenty of opportunity for smaller group discussions and a chance for everyone to have their say. The evening is structured with plenty of breaks for drinks and table swapping.

The ideal way to meet new people and enjoy intelligent conversation over a few drinks.

If you're tired of easily offending people with your craving for a good debate or simply want to discuss the important topics of the day outside of the office without being told its not the time or place, then this is the event for you.

Please arrive from 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

£4 Entry

Look forward to seeing you there


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  • Ted

    Celeb life for me-I'm comfortable with my dark/shallow side...

    January 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brilliant, I want to become a surgeon.

    January 18, 2013

  • Fahad

    Excellent forum! Great debating skills and styles on display and very interesting choice of motions. I would have appreciated some insight into tactics and styles before the debate got started to help new people understand how to construct arguemnts and the choice of style to use from humor to emotional appeal etc. Overall though it was excellent and I will be coming back for more :-)

    January 17, 2013

  • Laurent F.

    Sorry, can't attend, get shake this annoying cold. Next time

    January 17, 2013

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