the team

Justine Brian, Associate fellow

Justine is director of schools at Civitas. She was formerly the director of the Institute’s Debating Matters sixth-form debating competition.

She believes in education and grappling with big ideas – and practised what she preaches by completing a degree in Classical Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, as a mature student. She loves good food and hates food snobbery, and learned to cook at Westminster College. She is an occasional writer on food issues and has produced a number of debates at the Battle of Ideas festival on food-related topics. Her greatest media claim to fame was being on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on the issue of ‘frugal food’, which made her Mum extremely proud.

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Thursday 26 June 2014

Debating Matters National Final 2014

On Friday, 12 schools from across the UK will be making their way to London for the Debating Matters Competition 2013/14 National Final READ MORE

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Grimsby takes on the world

Franklin College are Debating Matters Champions 2014! READ MORE

what's happening next

Battle of Ideas 2017

28 & 29 October 2017, The Barbican, Silk Street, London