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Want to discuss interesting topics, debate competitively, become a part of a welcoming community, or just improve your public speaking skills? 

Then the Debating Society has you covered

  • Come along to one of our weekly debate and discussion sessions which are designed to be accessible as possible for beginners. Our sessions are held on Tuesday evenings (6-7:30 pm) with the opportunity to chat and get to know each other better afterwards at our informal pub socials. 

  • We also offer a range of regular socials from low-key pizza nights to drunken debates! Socials are an excellent opportunity to meet new people and just have some fun. Check out the ‘events’ section for more!

  • As well as socials, we also run a variety of different events, including formal debate competitions with other universities (intervarsity); training workshops; opportunities to meet guest speakers; collaborations with other societies, and more!


Benefits of being a member 

  • Discounted tickets at all of our paid events 
  • Helping to fund our society which almost completely relies on membership funds to pay for events, speakers and our campaigns. 
  • Being able to stand for positions on the committee and vote in them


Social Media:

Take a look at our social media to see what we do! Feel free to ask us questions, DMs are always open.

The Societies Whatsapp Groupchat (non-members welcome!Contact us or sign up to our mailing list for access 

Email: or

Instagram @uoldebating

Twitter: @uoldebating


Do you have ideas you want to see us debate? Submit them here!

The 2023/24 committee:

(All social media use by the exec are done in a personal capacity) 

President - Reed James (He/Him) 

Twitter: @Reedjames617. Email:

Secretary - Sid Bright (He/Him)


Treasurer - Robbie Gibbons (He/Him) 


Wellbeing and Inclusion Officer - Craig Lewis (He/Him) 


Equalities Officer - Tasneem Ali (She/Her)


Social Secretary - Joe Smith (He/Him)


Vice-President - Niall Blaynee (He/Him) 


Communications Officer - Humna Afzal (She/Her)



Society Infomation: 

Read the Debating Society's Constitution 3-Student-Group-Constitution.doc

Read the Debating Society's 2023-2024 handover document Handover

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