Debating Society

Regular sessions every Thursday evening at 18:00 in John Percival Room 4.43, feel free to come along and try a session!

You’ve been given 15 minutes to build a convincing argument for a subject you know nothing about…go! 

Whether you want to develop your public speaking skills, build your confidence, or just meet some great people and have fun, you’ll fit right into debating society. We hold one session a week on Thursday evenings. The first half hour is training designed to develop your skills, followed a chance to put them into practice with a debate; this can be as a speaker or as a judge, so everybody will be involved, and the choice is yours as to which you’d prefer! Alongside this, we regularly participate in competitions run by other societies up and down the country, both online and in-person, with subsidised travel and your competition fees paid by us! 

Our membership is made up of people from many different courses, levels of study, and nationalities, so whatever your background, you’ll be sure to feel welcome. We have a range of regular socials sure to fit anyone’s taste, whether it’s a quiet drink at the pub, a meal out or even laser tag, you’ll be sure to find something you’ll enjoy, it’s not all arguing after all! 

So, if this is something you’d enjoy, please come along to one of our sessions. You can also get in touch by messaging our Facebook account, or emailing one of our committee members if you're interested in giving us a go!


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Society Membership

  • Debating Society Standard Membership£8.00


  • Speed Dating Thu 7 Oct 2021 - E-ticket£0.00
  • Exeter Open£4.17
  • Welsh Novices Sat 5 Nov 2022 - Members£6.67
  • Bristol Pro-Am Sat 26 Nov 2022 - Members£11.69
  • Liverpool IV Sat 11 Mar 2023 - Members£7.50
  • Southampton Open Sat 4 Mar 2023 - Members£6.67
  • Bristol Open Sat 29 Apr 2023 - Members£3.34
  • Bristol Open Sat 29 Apr 2023 - Students£8.34
  • Aber Open Tue 6 Jun 2023 - Students£5.84
  • Trinity Open Dublin Sat 3 Jun 2023 - Members£8.34
  • Sheffield IV Sat 10 Jun 2023 - Members£7.50
  • Untitled Pre-Eudc Sat 17 Jun 2023 - Members£6.67
  • Glasgow Summer Cup£4.20