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  • Day 1: TH supports coming to Tallinn EUDC

    Day 1: TH supports coming to Tallinn EUDC

    Day one is over and the participants of Tallinn EUDC are still hopeful and excited. At least it seems like it. The Achte Minute went around asking participant to deliver their best case for either Government or Opposition on the …

    Vom 15. Aug 2017 um 20:57

News of debating clubs

Toronto wins World Schools Debate Academy Tournament

Toronto wins World Schools Debate Academy Tournament

The tournament at the World Schools Debate Academy 2017 was won on a 6 – 3 split desicion by Toronto 1 (Gautam Manohar, Adithya Chakravarthy, Angela Li, Andrei Comlosan Pop and Mia Richmond; Canada) in Opposition on the motion “THBT developed nations should not recruit high …

09. Jul 2017

Tel Aviv wins the Berlin IV 2017

Tel Aviv wins the Berlin IV 2017

Ido Kotler and Monica Forman from Tel Aviv won the Berlin IV 2017, speaking in Closing Opposition to the motion “This House would prefer a world where there is only one religion”. As team #Reichs_tag_a_friend they beat Munich A (Melda …

26. Jun 2017

Leiden wins first Delft Open

Leiden wins first Delft Open

The grand final of the first Delft Open ever was won by Leiden A(rrogant) (Floris Holstege, Roel Becker) from Opening Opposition on the Motion This house would introduce a Social Credit System in liberal democracies. They debated agains UDS: Sharpay and Ryan (Pieter …

22. Jun 2017

GUU wins Durham Open

GUU wins Durham Open

The Durham Open 2017 was won by GUU A (Bethany Garry and Owen Mooney) in Opening Opposition on an open motion. They debated against Consider Phlebas (Sam van Elk, Cambridge and Joe Roussos, LSE) in Opening Government, Oxford RJ (Jure …

20. Jun 2017

Cambridge wins Trinity Open

Cambridge wins Trinity Open

The Trinity Open 2017 was won by Cambridge B (Etsuko Lim & Katherine Dunbar) in Closing Government. They debated against Oxford Tecks and Sophie (Teck Wei Tan & Sophie Large) in Opening Government,  Upgrading from Aodhan (Adam Stairs & Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair, UCD Law) in Opening …

19. Jun 2017

Utrecht/ Leiden win Amsterdam Open, UCD LawSoc wins Pro-Am final

Utrecht/ Leiden win Amsterdam Open, UCD LawSoc wins Pro-Am final

The Amsterdam Open 2017 was won by Floris en Pieter (Jelte Schievels, Utrecht & David Metz; Leiden) in Opening Government on the motion THBT the Left should focus on using class as its central organising principle, rather than other aspects of identity. They debated …

12. Jun 2017

ULU/Oxford win Helsinki Open

ULU/Oxford win Helsinki Open

Congratulations to ‘Alex is never Wong’ (Alex Harris, former ULU, and Brian Wong, Oxford) for winning the Helsinki Open 2017. They won the final from Closing Government defeating ‘The Cupcakes or Your Life’ (Miri Muntean and Ingo Bandhauer, Vienna) in …

01. Jun 2017

“I am really looking forward to it” – Selene Gnadenteich in her interview about convening the EUDC 2017 in Tallinn

"I am really looking forward to it" - Selene Gnadenteich in her interview about convening the EUDC 2017 in Tallinn

With the EUDC 2017 in Tallinn coming closer, people might want to prepare their trip – but what to prepare for? We’ve asked convenor Selene Gnadenteich about the tournament, including the questions we got from the community.

Vom 13. Jul 2017 um 16:47

When Women Speak, we, er, Think? A Conversation with Miriam Kohn on Gendered Communication in British Parliamentary Debate

When Women Speak, we, er, Think? A Conversation with Miriam Kohn on Gendered Communication in British Parliamentary Debate

The use of language in university debating hasn’t been studied a lot so far. Miriam Kohn from the University of Rochester did some research – in this interview, she tells us about her results and thoughts on the use of …

Vom 27. Apr 2017 um 12:59Comments Off on When Women Speak, we, er, Think? A Conversation with Miriam Kohn on Gendered Communication in British Parliamentary Debate

How can we improve judging for women?

How can we improve judging for women?

In this week’s feature, Helena Hecke investigates the issue of women not being taken serious in adjudication discussions, along with some suggestions to fix it.

Vom 12. Apr 2017 um 14:12 mit einem Kommentar

Why we need more knives

Why we need more knives

In this article, I’d like to argue for more knives in BPS debating. Not because I’m the owner of a knife shop – which I’m not – but because there are certain cases where the current rules are unfair towards …

Vom 05. Apr 2017 um 10:00 mit 6 Kommentaren

Introducing: “Timekept”

Introducing: "Timekept"

“Is it ok if we use Debatekeeper?” – words you’ll often hear at tournaments, proving that an app supporting the adjudication process is always welcome. However, there was one problem: iOS users had no possibility to use it. An alternative …

Vom 02. Mar 2017 um 13:45 mit 2 Kommentaren

What to expect at Cape Town WUDC 2019?

What to expect at Cape Town WUDC 2019?

Five days ago the WUDC council announced that Cape Town won the vote to be WUDC host for 2019. We took the opportunity to ask the conveners about everything you might want to know. Have fun! Who are you and …

Vom 07. Feb 2017 um 16:01Comments Off on What to expect at Cape Town WUDC 2019?

Is the ideal judge a blank slate?

Is the ideal judge a blank slate?

Lots of experienced debaters keep discussing what might be the best way to adjudicate in British Parliamentary Style. Today, Stefan Torges wants to discuss the perfect adjudicator’s position.

Vom 11. Jan 2017 um 19:41 mit 22 Kommentaren

Spotlight: Teams that made the break

Spotlight: Teams that made the break

Before the break we asked seasoned veterans for their background and strategies – now the time has come to talk with some of this year’s most successful teams. In this article you will find: James Penn and James Rankin, Auckland …

Vom 09. Jan 2017 um 15:14Comments Off on Spotlight: Teams that made the break

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