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Debating for Beginners

Read on if you answer YES to either of these questions. 

• Have you considered entering a debate but then hesitated because you feel you don't know enough about the subject?

• Have you ever watched a great debate and thought: I could never do that?

We know exactly how you feel precisely because even the most experienced debaters were beginners once. Public speaking is first and foremost about confidence and we have loads of tips that will help you overcome those initial nerves and grow into a confident and convincing speaker.

Don't worry, this won't be an intensive masterclass and you can go at your own pace. You don't need to be an expert in any specialist subject and you don't need to sound like David Cameron (really, why would you want to?)


We will accommodate as many of you as possible, but please do sign up in advance to guarantee your place.

Everyone will get a chance to speak and we'll get you debating with each other before the day is out. 

All you need is an open mind.


£15 per person (pay cash on the door)

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  • Tony K.

    I really enjoyed running yesterday's workshop. You are an amazing group of people to work with :)

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    Unfortunately I can't make this weekend, but I am interested in doing something like this. How often do you guys run these groups??



    August 20, 2013

  • Tony K.

    Programme update:

    I don’t want to give away everything we’ll be doing on Saturday, but here is some info on what to expect:

    1) Games and exercises

    We’ll be warming up with a few games to get you all talking and thinking

    2) Open Q&A

    If you’ve ever felt your fears are holding you back from being the best debater you can be, here is your chance to share and get some answers

    3) The beginner’s guide to debating

    A selection of top tips on how to hold your own in your first debate

    4) Putting it to the test

    A quick-fire round of debating and your chance to prove you’re ready for your first debate

    August 19, 2013

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