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Our last debate of the year! We look ahead at an impending global recession and as is 2023 going to be a step up on the year we've just had?
Our last partnered event with GlobalNet21 of 2022 for in person debating.
For our last debate of the year join us at the Tea House Theatre for a fun look back at what has been one hell of a 365 days.
Food & Drink Available at the venue
What to Expect:
19:00 - Event Introductions
19:10 - Opening Audience Vote
19:15 - Debate Begins
20:00 - Break
20:10 - Judge Recap
20:15 - Audience Q&A
21:00 - Summary Speeches
21:10 - Closing Audience Vote
21:15 - Club Announcements
21:30 - After Debate Social
Looking at how debates work, when they're most appropriate, and where to start if you are preparing to speak in one for the first time.
In partnership with GlobalNet21 Debate London invites GB21 members to our bi-annual intro to debating workshop with our Head Coach Tony.
This workshop will provide an overview of the 3Ps - philosophy position presentation - and some basic techniques for combining them to build a case in defence of your position.
The day will begin with a masterclass, in which you will be broken up into small groups to work on a series of exercises, so you can get comfortable speaking in front of each other before you are asked to speak in front of the rest of the room. No one will be required to speak in front of the room until they feel ready to do so.
After lunch will be dedicated to a mock debate, which will serve as a rehearsal for the upcoming public debate on the same topic. Members can volunteer to be on the panel for these debates a week in advance when the topic is announced, but everyone can take part by questioning the speakers, making speeches of their own, and offering feedback.
All participants will receive a paper handout on arrival. All you will need to bring with you is something to write with.
Meet Your Coach
Tony is the former Director and founder of the UK's first professional debate training programme and membership organisation, the Great Debaters Club. He has delivered over 500 hours of training across 4 continents for government bodies, multinational companies, inns of court, and international charities on how to apply the principles of adversarial debating to conflict resolution and strategic decision-making.
Food and drink available at the venue and a lunchbreak is scheduled within the workshop.
Please do not bring external food or drink into the venue.