‘One of the most rewarding things I think I’ve ever been a part of’
Debating Matters received this lovely speech from Esme Reeves, a Year 12 pupil at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Faversham, winners of our South East Regional Final. Esme, who won the Best Individual award at the Regional Final, says that the speech, entitled "The Debating Society and Me", is an annual tradition in the school's dynamic debating society. It's an inspiring explanation of how debating has opened her eyes to new issues and the importance of failure as well as success. We await the Baz Luhrmann version... READ MORE
The Duel: should the voting age be lowered to 16?
Claire Fox argues against the lowering of the voting age in this month's Prospect magazine debate READ MORE
Bring Botticelli to where it belongs
Tiffany Jenkins on why National Galleries Scotland will regret loaning out its masterpieces for 'cash cow' tours READ MORE
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