About

About

We are the official debating society for Imperial College London. We have weekly meet-ups where we learn the art of debating and we also regularly send our members to compete in inter-varsity competitions. There’s lots of fun to be had as well as a healthy competitive atmosphere to make debating society a great place to be. Not only is debating a wonderful life skill to have but you also get to interact with tons of people from all around the world who share the same passion.¬†Whether you’re a beginner or a former schools champion it’s always good time to join the debating society.

Get Involved

Training Sessions

We hold sessions twice every week; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.30pm. Don’t worry if you’ve never debated before, everyone is welcome to attend! The Tuesday sessions are focused on soft skills and how debating can make you a better public speaker, while the Thursday sessions are for people who want to get good at the art of BP debating specifically. Don’t let these descriptions fool you though, all our sessions are a blast with workshops and ways to improve yourself!

Both take place at the Sir Alexander Fleming Building, usually room 119, or one of the other “seminar rooms” at the top of the big stairs. Click here for a map to get to the right building; and feel free to message us on Facebook on the day if you are running late or aren’t sure where to find us.

Public Debates

The society organises public debates on popular or informative topics, inviting expert speakers from a range of backgrounds. These debates are open to the public to observe, and to comment on while the discussion is adjudicated by debaters. Check our events page or follow our social media to find out about public debates as soon as they’re announced.

Social Events

We host a range of events for our members throughout the year, such as the Christmas dinner, Ice Skating, and Bar socials. We’ll mention these in our training sessions and newsletter, but you may also want to like our facebook page to keep up to date with any events.

Become a member

Membership in the debating society can be purchased here for only £10. This gives you access to all the training sessions and social events, as well as the opportunity to attend competitions.

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