April 2020 – TV licensing

On Monday, 6th April, the Sylvans will debate the following motion: This house believes that the BBC TV licence should continue to be compulsory. We will be conducting the debate online via live video. For registration information, please use our contact form.

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March 2020 – artificial intelligence (AI)

On Monday, 2nd March, the Sylvans debated the motion: This House believes that AI is more likely to reduce than increase happiness. It was proposed by Paul Byford and opposed by Lynn Jiang. The proposer covered a range of areas where AI is likely to have an impact on human society.  While there is a […]

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February 2020 – climate change

On Monday, 3rd February, the Sylvans debated the motion: This house is in full approval of the Extinction Rebellion climate protest movement. It was proposed by Gokul Ganga-Nair and opposed by John Akers. The proposer made a strong case for taking action on climate change now, clearly outlining the impact of a changing climate on […]

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January 2020 – election implications

On Monday, 6th January, the Sylvans debated the motion: This house believes that the new Conservative government will provide the decisive leadership required to steer the UK in the coming years. It was proposed by Ross Hunter and opposed by Ewan McGaughey. The proposer built an argument around the need to protect the economy from […]

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