The Inaugural Tuesday Open Debate (In-Person)

  • Event Start: 25th May 2021, 8:30pm
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Drinks, debating, and no external speakers: a novel approach to debates in the Union, but one that commemorates the history of the Society as a student debating society.
Tuesday of 5th week will see us open the Chamber for members (and their guests) to speak on two motions:

THIS HOUSE BELIEVES DEMOCRACY IS OVERRATED

THIS HOUSE WOULD RATHER BE FEARED THAN LOVED

Opening Speeches: As is traditional in Thursday debates, a number of speakers will open the debate but these could be any members who have applied, not just committee and invited guests!

OPENING SPEECH APPLICATIONS: https://forms.gle/cYYU1vName5SSXy2A

Alcohol will be served from the Union bar inside the chamber, guests are more than welcome, and we encour­age as much involvement as possible from the floor. The application form for the opening speeches will be publicised early in the term and we hope to see plenty of members entering; after brief arguments from the opening speakers, all members will be able to take their place at the dispatch box, so come with an argument ready (or wing it on the night!).

The event will run as long as the bar can stay open and members still want to speak, so if you’ve always wanted to air your views at the dispatch box, or find the hole in an opponent’s argument, the Open debate is your moment!

Members and non-members alike will be welcome for this event, which will be free of charge. The opening speakers for both debates will be in black tie and we warmly encourage you to dress in the spirit of this.

The following prizes will be awarded for the best opening speech and floor speeches:

Burrows & Hare                      £100 Voucher
Mamma Mia (Summertown) Meal for Two

Happy Cakes                          12 Cupcakes

 

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