Large tech companies debate – February 2021

On Monday, 1st February, the Sylvans will debate the following motion: This house would more tightly regulate the world’s largest tech companies, rather than break them up. 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 […]

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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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The Sylvan next prime minister debate will consider whether Sir Keir Starmer is the best person to be the country's next leader.

Next prime minister debate – Nov 2020

The Sylvan next prime minister debate considered the following motion: This house believes Sir Keir Starmer is the best choice for the country’s next prime minister. The debate took place on Monday, 2nd November. Paul Byford proposed the motion and Peter Hulme-Cross opposed it. The proposition supporting the view that Keir Starmer is the best […]

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

American election debate – October 2020

The Sylvan American election debate considered the following motion: This house believes that the 2020 election will strengthen America’s position in the world. The debate took place on Monday, 5th October, with Paul Carroll as the proposer and Vaughan Evans as the opposer. The proposition supporting the view that the election will strengthen America The […]

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