Competitive Debating


While the Oxford Union is famous for its Thursday evening debates and speaker meetings, it still holds true to its roots, maintaining a strong competitive debating tradition. Oxford are the current World and European Champions and are ranked number one in the world ahead of institutions such as Harvard, Yale and Sydney.

We cater for all levels of debating experience, including complete novices, and offer workshops, internal competitions and send teams to IVs around the UK. In general, the Union offers an unparalleled range of debating opportunities and resources. I hope that you can find something here that appeals, whether you want to compete at the international level or just brush up on your public speaking skills.

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If you have any questions or requests about this term please do not hesitate to get in touch at You can join all year round, so if you're not a member yet - don't worry as it's not too late!