Debate Society


Debate Society - 2019 Committee Election

Committee Elections for Debate Society 2019-20. These committee roles will run between March 2019 – until the third term 2020.

5 posts are up for election.

Nominations open at 10:00 on Monday 25 February 2019 (in 2 days and 13 hours)

The polls open at 10:00 on Monday 11 March 2019 (in 16 days)

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We are Reading University's award-winning society dedicated to both improving and giving confidence to students in public speaking.
The Society is dedicated to free speech and the expression of ideas. We are continually amazed by the different views that people hold and support, and having the opportunity to hear them in a constructive arena really is an excellent opportunity. 
Once you join the society, you will be able to enjoy our numerous activities and weekly debates! (you can read more about the activities we hold below). 

You can join the society at any point during the year and we always welcome new members!

If you have any questions about the society, please contact us at:

Your Committee for 2018/2019

President: Alistair Lamont

Secretary: Adam Bradbury

Treasurer: James Webb

Welfare & Journal Editor: Daniel Masters

Socials & Media Secretary: Jack Horniman

10 reasons to debate: 

1. We encourage public speaking skills and boost confidence!

2. We meet up every week, anyone can suggest any motion (topic) to debate on and voice their opinion!

3. We participate and fund our members' participation in competitions across the UK

4. We invite guest-speakers and debating champions to give us workshops

5. The Debate Society will also help you broaden your outlook and develop your knowledge of global issues

6. We make sure that debating is FUN by holding regular fantastic socials!

7. We try to get involved in conferences and public events for those who wish to attend

8. Debating is a perfect setting to socialise, network and meet new people!

9. We do fantastic themed debates with interesting motions, and often provide drinks and snacks

10. If these arguments are not convincing enough for you, Debating will simply look great on your CV!










Come along!

Every Thursday evening at 7 pm, Edith Morley, Room 125
















  • Debate Society Student Membership£8.00
  • Debate Society Non-Student Membership£11.15
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