Do you want to become a more confident public speaker?
Debate London is a vital training ground for members to develop their communication and analytical skills. Debate London exists to give members a platform to put their skills into practice in a live environment and to carry out the club's social mission of providing a safe space for disagreement that anyone of any means can attend at any time.
Your voice matters.
Welcome to all opinions
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Nice to meet you, we're Debate London
Join us and we will teach you how to speak in public, think strategically, and deal with conflict. You will then be given a platform to lead by example in our monthly debates, that are free to attend and open to all, so you can show those in search of a more civil way to examine our differences what it really means to be a great debater.
Want to improve your skills?
We typically debate issues that divide public opinion, which last year ranged from driverless cars and a maximum wage to sexual harassment and fake news. Topics are expressed not as a question, but as a proposal that the audience must vote to accept or reject after hearing all the arguments.
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Real talk with real people
The audience play a crucial role at Debate London. After hearing from the speaker teams, they cross-examine both sides by either asking a question or explaining where they stand. They must then decide whom they agree with most, voting both before the debate and after, so we can see how many people have changed their minds.
What people say
“I've always been pretty good at arguing, so thought ot give this workshop a try. Definitely is one of the most challenging things I've ever done, but love every moment of it.”
“Being a part of great debaters has been life-changing for me. I've developed my critical thinking greatly, my ability to articulate arguments and understand how I think. This has been very beneficial in my life and career. The atmosphere has always been very inclusive and welcoming. All levels and opinions are encouraged, whether you are a master debater or just starting out.”
“The Great Debaters Club is a fun social club which I enjoy being part of. I have learned valuable debating and public speaking skills from workshops and hands on sessions. Their socials are also enjoyable and welcoming!”