UK Schools’ Debating Calendar 

We’ve put together a calendar listing as many of the debating competitions for schools as we can find; we also list other oracy opportunities which might be of interest.

We also have a mailing list which goes out once month, and will send all the dates of upcoming competitions straight to your inbox. Sign up to the UK Schools’ Debating Mailing list.

Have we missed out your event? Email us. 

To make the calendar easier to navigate, click on the type of event in the key you wish to see and only those events will appear.

N.B. Remember to look at future months, as we also have events listed for later this year/early 2019.

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November 2019

Warwick Schools

23rd November 2019
Warwick University
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LSE Schools Debating Competition

30th November 2019

Registration opens on 10th October. All day competition, from 8.45am to 8.15pm. £45 per team. Venue: LSE NAB building and 32 Lincolns Inn (building near LSE NAB) Contact: lsedebate@gmail.com  

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December 2019

Registration for Cambridge Union Schools Debating Competition

30th December 2019

National competition, with regional rounds. Finals day held at The Cambridge Union on March 7th 2020. Schools may enter up to 4 teams, each consisting of two pupils. Bursaries and subsidies available on request. More information: https://cambridgedebating.com/cambridge-schools/ Register here:https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=f3axig_HP0uoPgRTIZE-X9sYvgJ4nkJFusG7-XK2-fZUNDYxRjdSUUo3UDZNWUdZRjhEVFFGNVJKSy4u  

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January 2020

SOAS schools debating competition

January 11
SOAS
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LSE Juniors

January 19
London School of Economics
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Bristol Schools Debating Competition

January 25
Bristol Debating Union
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February 2020

Manchester Debating Union Schools Competition

February 1
Mancheter Debating Union
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UCL Schools Debating Competition

February 29
University College London
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March 2020

Cambridge Union Schools Debating Competition Finals Day

March 7

Finals day held at The Cambridge Union on March 7th 2020. Teams must progress through regional rounds in order to qualify for finals day. Schools may enter up to 4 teams, each consisting of two pupils. Bursaries and subsidies available on request. More information: https://cambridgedebating.com/cambridge-schools/ Register here:https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=f3axig_HP0uoPgRTIZE-X9sYvgJ4nkJFusG7-XK2-fZUNDYxRjdSUUo3UDZNWUdZRjhEVFFGNVJKSy4u

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Imperial Schools Debating Competition

March 21
Imperial College
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