The Next Leeds Salon:

The next Leeds Salon will be in April 2017.

In the meatime, Leeds Salon is busy with the following debating competitions:

The Tetley Years 10&11 Debating Competition

On Monday 23 January we will run the second Years 10&11 competition for south and central Leeds schools in partnership with the The Tetley. As last year, in addition to being crowned The Tetley champions, the winners also earn a place in the final of the Headingly Festival of Ideas Years 10&11 Competition - making that an all-Leeds event. IN addition, this year's competition is sponsored by one of Yorkshrie's leading law firms, LCF LawSee details...


Headingley Festival of Ideas Years 10&11 Debating Competition

In January, we will begin the fourth, annual Headingley Festival of Ideas Years 10 &11 School Debating Competition. The competition will involve north Leeds schools competing over three qualifying rounds to win a place in the final, to be held at the HEART Centre on Wednesday 22 March. And for this year's final we are pleased to announce that leading law firm, Switalskis Solicitors, are Event Sponsors, while the University of Leeds' Institute of Transport Studies and Hyde Park Picture House are Prize Sponsors.  See details...


Other Leeds Salon News:

Leeds City College vs Leeds College of Building

On Wednesday 14 December, Leeds City College and Leeds College of Building competed in the first ever debating competition between the two colleges; which took place in the new Leeds City College Printworks Campus on Hunslet Road. The colleges competed in two debates with a local interest - on Fracking and HS2. The colleges won a debate each, both of them by 2-to-1 decisions. But overall our three judges - former Leeds West MP, Michael Meadowcroft, Leeds Beckett's William Atkinson and the Salon's Dan Clayton - decided that the overall winners were Leeds City College.

Leeds City College's Romana Jabeen was also nominated 'Best Individual' by the judges for both her panel performance and questions from the floor. But well done to all in what was a very closely fought and lively competition See details...


Jordans Wakefield Sixth Form Debating Competition 2016

Outwood Grange AcademyCongratulations to Outwood Grange Academy for winning the the final of the sixth, annual Jordans Wakefield Sixth Form Debating Competition.

Jordans Solicitors, for the second year running, invited Leeds Salon to help them run and develop their sixth form debaitng competition for schools in the Wakefield area.

Two qualifying rounds were held on on 17th and 20th of October, and two schools from each round went through to the final on Tuesday 6 December at The Hepworth Wakefield.

Edward DunbavinThis year, Jordans Final was also the Wakefield Qualifying Roud of the national Debating Matters competition, and Outwood Grange not only win Jordans trophy, but a place in the Yorkshire Regional Final of Debating Matters to be held in the spring.

Congratulations also to Edward Dunbavin
of Outwood Grange Academy for being nominated 'Best Individual' by the judges for both his perfomance as a panellist and asking lots fo good questions from the floor.


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