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Debating round up

Fri 10th Mar 2017

The Hist Mace Debating Competition took place Friday-Saturday, March 10th-11th this year. This is a British Parliamentary style competition, in which 4 teams of 2 participate in each debate. Over the two days, there were 4 rounds, semi-finals and a final. We entered one team: Kemka Abuchi and Robert Gibbons. The motions included: 'THW allow the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport', 'THW require the economic policies of political parties to be checked by independent experts before being used in political campaigns', 'THW abolish prison sentences for non-violent crimes' and 'THW offer amnesty to dictators who step down'. Kemka and Robert reached the semi-final, breaking 8th out of 26 teams! Kemka was also the 10th best speaker in the competition! In the semi-final, they opposed the motion 'TH regrets the use of social media as a news source', and unfortunately they were knocked out. The motion for the final was 'THB the State has a duty to protect individuals from themselves'. Well done Kemka and Robert!

  • The King's Hospital Hist Mace Debating Competition March 2017