The Sylvan rapid debate will cover 2-3 topics to be voted on by the audience on the night. All attendees will be able to participate!

Rapid debate

On Monday, 22nd April the Sylvans will hold a rapid debate session covering 2-3 topics. We will take a vote at the beginning of the evening on which topics to debate from the following set: we can and should bar under-16s from social media we should have online voting in general elections we should tolerate […]

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London election debate – April 2024

On Monday 8th April, the Sylvans will debate a motion on the following topic: This house believes London needs new leadership. The debate will be held in person at our venue Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street.  Please arrive at 6:45 for a 7pm start, no pre-registration is required. For more information about how our […]

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In the political centre ground debate, the Sylvans considered whether Labour occupy the political centre ground, and agreed.

Political centre ground debate – March 2024

The Sylvan political centre ground debate considered the following motion: This house believes Labour occupy the political centre ground. The debate took place on Monday 4th March.  Mike Douse proposed the motion and Peter Hulme Cross opposed it. The proposition arguing that Labour occupy the political centre ground The proposer opened by referencing his time […]

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In the National Service debate, the Sylvans considered whether the UK should reinstate National Service, and disagreed.

National Service debate – Febuary 2024

The Sylvan National Service debate considered the following motion: This house would reinstate National Service. The debate took place on Monday 5th February.  David Kerry proposed the motion and Michael Carton opposed it. The proposition arguing that we should reinstate National Service The proposer began with context on the state of the armed forces.  Their […]

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Sylvan social

We have a special social night on Thursday, 1st February and everyone is invited, including guests and first-time attendees.  No pre-registration is required, simply turn up on the night. We’ll be at Ye Old Cocke Tavern in a joint event with the Cogers. The broad agenda is: Light / humorous oratory (no debate!) – one […]

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