The Sylvans debate the motion: this house believes that the 2020 election will strengthen America's position in the world.

October 2020 – American election

On Monday, 5th October, the Sylvans will debate the following motion: This house believes that the 2020 election will strengthen America’s position in the world. The debate will be held online via video stream – for more information on how to join, please contact us or join our mailing list at the bottom of the […]

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New cold war debate - Sylvan Debating Club

September 2020 – new cold war

On Monday, 7th September, the Sylvans will debate the following motion: This house believes that the deterioration in relations between the West and China will lead to a new ‘cold war’. The debate will be held online via video stream – for more information on how to join, please contact us or join our mailing […]

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Monuments and place names debate - Sylvan Debating Club

Monuments and place names debate – Aug 2020

The Sylvan monuments and place names debate considered the following motion: This house believes that the country’s monuments and place names should be changed to reflect modern British society and not its past. The debate was held on Monday, 3rd August 2020.  It was proposed by Lissi Corfield and opposed by Tony Koutsoumbos. The proposition […]

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Green new deal debate – July 2020

On Monday, 6th July 2020, the Sylvans debated the motion: This house believes a ‘Green New Deal’ is required to re-start the British economy post the pandemic. It was proposed by Ewan McGaughey and opposed by Ina Negoita. The proposer cited the impact of the pandemic – leading to high unemployment – and the current […]

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June 2020 – Covid-19 geopolitics

On Monday, 1st June, the Sylvans debated the motion: This house believes the pandemic will accelerate the decline of America as the global superpower. It was proposed by Mike Douse and opposed by Gokul Ganga-Nair. The proposer railed against America’s culture and miltaristic approach, as embodied by the current President Trump. He argued that the […]

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