Reading List

Interested in learning more about oracy and debating? We’ve gathered together books, blogs, websites, articles and videos for you to read (and watch).



The Noisy Classroom: Developing Debate and Critical Oracy in Schools was written by our Director, Debbie Newman and published by Routledge  in September 2019.
The book explores The Noisy Classroom philosophy in more detail and is full of practical ideas and activities for developing debate and critical oracy in schools.
Available on Amazon
Pros and Cons: A Debaters Handbook is a introduction to many classical debate topics, summarising arguments on both sides of topical global debates.
The most recent edition was edited by Debbie Newman.
Available on Amazon
More recommended reading:
Don’t Call it Literacy! by Geoff Barton
Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Talk by Amy Gaunt and Alice Stott
Closing the Vocabulary Gap by Alex Quigley
Words that Win: How to win the debates that matter by Lewis Iwu
Many Sides: Debate Across The Curriculum by Alfred Snider
The State of Speaking in Our Schools by Will Millard and Loic Menzies
Speaking Frankly: The Case for Oracy Across The Curriculum by The English-Speaking Union and Voice 21



What does debating have in common with magic? 

Amanda Moorghen

TedX Youth @ Hampton Court House

26th June 2014



Debating the education gap

Lewis Iwu

TedX London

July 2016


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