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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Registration for Bristol University Schools Debating Competition – January 26th

1st December 2018 - 19th January 2019

Date: 26 January 2019
Format: British Parliamentary style, with 5 minute speeches
Price: 35 pounds, with discounts for state schools
Location: Wills Memorial Building, Bristol (BS8 1RJ)
Rough schedule:
9:15 – 9:45 Registration
9:45 – 10:15 Welcome and announcements
10:15 – 12:00 Round 1
12:00 – 13:45 Round 2
13:45 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:15 Round 3
16:15 – 17:45 Round 4
17:45 – 18:15 Dinner and break
18:15 – 20:00 Final and awards
How to register: If you are interested in registering teams to compete, please register your interest through this form


1st December 2018
January 19
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