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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New cold war debate - Sylvan Debating Club

New cold war debate – Sep 2020

The Sylvan new cold war debate considered 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 took place on Monday, 7th September, with Tony Czarnecki as the proposer and David Kerry as the opposer. The proposition supporting the view […]

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The Sylvan monuments and place names debate concluded that the country's statues should reflect modern British society and not its past.

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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