Headingley Festival of Ideas Years 10&11 Debating Competition 2020 Final

Due to the current coronavirus situation this will not now take place on Wednesday 1st April, but on a later date to be confirmed.

Leeds Salon hosts the final of its annual debating competition for Years 10&11 pupils as part of the Headingley Festival of Ideas. The two north Leeds qualifying round winners will compete with the winners of the Tetley 2020 competition for south and central Leeds schools to be crowned 2020 champions.

Event Sponsors: leading Yorkshire law firm, Switalskis Solicitors
Prize Sponsors: Thackray Medical MuseumUniversity of Law (Leeds) & The Bauman Institute


15:45 – DEBATE 1 – “Britain should pay reparations for its colonial past”

FOR: Cardinal Heenan Catholic High
AGAINST: Mount St Mary’s Catholic High

JUDGES
Nat Edwards
, Thackray Medical Museum
Mark Davis, The Bauman Institute
Peg Alexander, Broadcaster & Journalist


16:55 – DEBATE 2 – “People should not have more than two children”

FOR: Allerton High School
AGAINST: Cardinal Heenan Catholic High


JUDGES
Peg Alexander, Broadcaster & Journalist
Julie Firmstone, University of Leeds
Dan Clayton, The Leeds Salon


18:00 – Break


18:15 – DEBATE 3 – “No prisoner should have the vote”

FOR: Mount St Mary’s Catholic High
AGAINST:
Allerton High School

JUDGES
Nat Edwards, Thackray Medical Museum
Feona Carmichael, University of Law
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19:25-19:45 – Judges’ Deliberations & Results


HFoI 2020 CHAMPIONS:

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HIGHLY COMMENDED PRIZE:

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