Headingley Festival of Ideas Years 10 & 11 Debating Competition Final 2017

Date: Wednesday 22 March 2017.

Venue: HEART Centre, Bennett Road, Headingley

Time: 3:30pm to 7:30pm

Leeds Salon hosts the fourth Headingley Festival of Ideas schools debating competition for years 10 & 11 (ages 14 to 16).

This year's finallists are made up of the three north Leeds qualifying round winners, and the winners of the Tetley competition for south and central Leeds schools, making it a Leeds-wide competition.

The competition uses the format of the Institute of Ideas sixth-form Debating Matters competition - which emphasises content over presentational style. The event is free and open to the public but, as places are limited, if you wish to attend please e-mail us at contact@leedssalon.org.uk.

This year's competition is sponsored by leading law firm Switalskis Solicitors. Our Prize Sponsors are the Human Factor and Safety Group at the Institute for Transport Studies (University of Leeds), and the EU Horizon 2020 project EMPOWER, and Hyde Park Picture House and Thackray Medical Museum have, as in previous years, kindly donated tickets for the winners.


 

DEBATE 1
Tech Progress

DEBATE 2
Slave Reparations

FINAL
Autonomous Vehicles

ABBEY GRANGE

FOR

FOR

ALLERTON HIGH

AGAINST

MOUNT ST MARY'S

FOR

AGAINST

CARDINAL HEENAN

AGAINST


Debate Times & Motions


Judges & Chairs

15:40 – Debate 1

“Technological progress will not solve society’s environmental issues”

Susan Grant-Muller, University of Leeds
Sarah Derbyshire-Thomas, Leeds Beckett
Dan Clayton, The Leeds Salon

Chair: Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

16:40 - Change-over

16:45 – Debate 2

"Britain should pay reparations for its role in the slave trade"

Lindsey Rhodes, Switalskis Solicitors
Peg Alexander, Made in Leeds TV
Michele Ledda, University of Westminster

Chair: Jack Harris, Student & DM Alumnus

17:45 – Refreshment Break

18:00 – Final

"Autonomous vehicles will make driving safer"

Susan Grant-Muller, University of Leeds
Michael Meadowcroft, Politician
Dan Clayton, The Leeds Salon

Chair: Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

19:15 – Judges Announce Results


WINNING SCHOOL:

RUNNERS-UP:

 

There are three individual prizes nominated by our Indivdual Judges: Liz Westmorland (HFoI Committee), Joe Doyle (friend of Leeds Salon) and Jack Harris (Debatng Matters Alumnus).

BEST INDIVIDUAL:

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

COMMENDED:

 

EVENT SPONSORS:

Switalskis Solicitors


 

PRIZE SPONSORS:

EMPOWER funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement 636249)


Human Factor & Safety Group at the University of Leeds Institute for Transport Studies


 

Hyde Park Picture House


Thackray Medical Museum


 


Current Sponsors

Jordans Solicitors are a West Yorkshire law firm with a 70 year record of excellent service. They are the highly acclaimed choice for the Yorkshire area and beyond in both business and individual legal matters: jordanssolicitors.co.uk


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