The Sylvan Debating Club

...debating since 1868

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5th November 2012

"that the proposal to end the housing benefits for the Under 25’s is unjust"
Proposed by:  Alison Corfield
Opposed by:  Paul Byford.

14th October 2012

Eastbourne Conference debate "that feminism has passed its sell-by date"
Proposed by:  Apeike Umolu
Opposed by:  Ina Negoita

1st October 2012

"that this House supports Julian Assange in his struggle against deportation"
Proposed by:  David Cozens.
Opposed by:  Tony Koutsoumbos

3rd September 2012

"that holding the Olympics has been justified despite its cost to the country's economy"
Proposed by:  Simon Meaden
Opposed by:  Paul Byford

6th August 2012

that Britain is no longer a caring society"
Proposed by:  Caroline Sinclair
Opposed by:  David Cozens

2th July 2012

"that this House would not give support to the rebels in Syria"
Proposed by:  Apeike Umolu
Opposed by:  Shemi Leira

11th June 2012

"that London has become too cosmopolitan"
Proposed by:  Tony Koutsoumbos
Opposed by:  Tom May.

14th May 2012

"that the importance of global warming supersedes the building up of the economy"
Proposed by:  Satoru Iino
Opposed by:  Cameron Christie

11 May 2012

Dinner Debate "that Internet dating is the way ahead"
Proposed by:  Annie Francis.
Opposed by:  Tony Koutsoumbos

2 April 2012

"that religion should be kept completely separate from politics"
Proposed by:  Magnus Nielsen.
Opposed by:  Gwyn Redgers

5th March 2012

"that capitalism, despite its problems, is the best way ahead" 
Proposed by:  Apeike Umolu
Opposed by:  Bill Moss

6th February 2012

"that, at the death of the present Queen, Britain should become a republic"
Proposed by:  Nicky George.
Opposed by:  Paul Cheeseman


9th January 2012

"that this house would do whatever necessary to save the Euro"
Proposed by:  Caroline Sinclair.
Opposed by:  Peter Hulme-Cross