Headingley Festival of Ideas Years 10&11 Debating Competition 2018 Final
Wednesday 21 March 2018 – Leeds Salon hosts the fifth Headingley Festival of Ideas schools debating competition for years 10&11 pupils.
The Final is made up of the three north Leeds qualifying round winners – Cardinal Heenan Catholic High, Allerton High and Lawnswood School – and the winners of the Tetley 2018 competition for south and central Leeds schools – Woodkirk Academy.
Event Sponsors: Switalskis Solicitors.
Prize Sponsors: Human Factor and Safety Group at the University of Leeds’ Institute for Transport Studies and the EU Horizon 2020 project EMPOWER, and Thackray Medical Museum.
15:40 – DEBATE 1 – “Humanity should fear advances in artificial intelligence”
16:45 – DEBATE 2 – “Social media sites should filter out fake news stories”
17:45 – Break
18:00 – FINAL – “We should build HS2”
19:15-19:30 – Judge’s Deliberations & Results
WINNING SCHOOL: Allerton High School – who all received copies of the Oxford Very Short Introduction to Philosophy and £10 Vue Cinema vouchers.
RUNNERS-UP: Cardinal Heenan Catholic High – who all received a copy of the Oxford Short Introduction to Philosophy.
BEST INDIVIDUAL PRIZE: Lizzie Snow, Allerton High – who receieved a copy of the Oxford Very Short Introduction to the Philosophy of Science and family ticket to the Thackray Medical Museum.
HIGHLY COMMENDED PRIZE: Ruby Joseph, Cardinal Heenan – who receives a copy of the Oxford Very Short Introduction to the Philosophy of Science and a £10 Vue cinema voucher.
COMMENDED INDIVIDUAL PRIZE: Sam Brassil, Allerton High – who received a copy of the Oxford Very Short Introduction to the Philosophy of Science.