London mayoral election debate – April 2021

On Monday, 12th April, the Sylvans will debate the following motion: This house supports Sadiq Khan’s re-election as mayor of London. 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 home page (check your […]

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In this UK border control debate, the Sylvans considered if the UK should institute Australian-style border controls due to Covid and agreed.

UK border controls debate – March 2021

The Sylvan UK border controls debate considered the following motion: The UK should adopt Australian-style border controls as part of the fight against Covid. The debate took place on Monday, 1st March. Mike Douse proposed the motion and Lissi Corfield opposed it. The proposition supporting the view that the UK should adopt UK-style border controls […]

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In this large tech companies debate, the Sylvans considered if they should be regulated or broken up, and preffered the regulation option.

Large tech companies debate – February 2021

The Sylvan large tech companies debate considered the following motion: This house would more tightly regulate the world’s largest tech companies, rather than break them up. The debate took place on Monday, 1st February. Imogen Pitts proposed the motion and Ina Negoita opposed it. The proposition supporting the view that the world’s largest tech companies […]

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In this climate change debate, the Sylvans considered whether the UK will hit its 2030 climate targets, and concluded they are not realistic.

Climate change debate – January 2021

The Sylvan climate change debate considered the following motion: This house believes that the UK will achieve its new 2030 climate change targets.  The debate took place on Monday, 4th January. Ross Hunter proposed the motion and David Kerry opposed it. The proposition supporting the view that the UK will achieve its 2030 climate change targets […]

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In this humorous debate, the Sylvans considered whether 2020 was a hoax, concluding that unfortunately the year 2020 was all too real!

Humorous debate – December 2020

The Sylvan humorous debate considered the following motion: This house believes that 2020 has been a hoax. The debate took place on Monday, 7th December. Tony Koutsoumbos proposed the motion and Vaughan Evans opposed it. The proposition supporting the view that 2020 has been a hoax The proposer stated that if he found out that 2020 […]

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