June 2019 – party politics

On Monday, 3rd June, the Sylvans will debate the following motion: This House believes the UK’s party political landscape will never be the same. We will be meeting at the Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA in the upstairs room. Please arrive at 6:45 for a 7pm start.

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May 2019 – rise of China

On Monday, 13th May, the Sylvans debated the motion: This House views the rise of China as a global threat. It was proposed by Ina Negoita and opposed by Mehregan Ameri.  The debate focused on a number of dimensions of China’s rise as a world power.  The proposer introduced several areas where China has the […]

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April 2019 – Brexit

On Monday, 1st April, the Sylvans will debate the following motion: This House believes a soft Brexit is the solution closest to squaring the different political currents of the UK. The debate will be held at our normal venue, the Old Bank of England pub. Please arrive at 6:45 for a 7:00 pm start.

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March 2019 – green belt housing

On Monday, 4th March, the Sylvans will debate the motion: This House believes that much more housing needs to be built on Green Belt land. The venue for the debate will be confirmed in due course. Please arrive at 6:45 for a 7:00 pm start.

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February 2019 – knife crime

On Monday, 4th February, the Sylvans debated the motion: ‘this House believes that youth stabbings should mainly be treated as a health issue.’ It was proposed by Elaine McLean and opposed by James Partridge. The House heard from a number of impassioned speakers with first-hand experience of knife crime, or who have lived in fear […]

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