Find your local heat

The Great Debate 2019

Local heats are underway for the Great Debate 2019. Those that are yet to take place are listed below.

To register your school’s interest in taking part in a heat, or for any other queries, please email Katie Logan at

If your region is not listed and you would be interested in hosting a local heat, feel free to get in touch - they can take place up until the end of January.

View our map to find the closest heat to you

Confirmed Heats

  • Buckinghamshire – Tuesday 8th January, 6:30pm
    Piper’s Corner School, High Wycombe
  • Cardiff - January, date TBC
    Cardiff High School
  • Cornwall – Thursday 31st January, 1pm
    Truro Campus
  • Dorset – Monday 28th January, 5pm
    Poole Grammar School for Boys
  • Exeter – Rescheduled, Date TBC
    Peter Chalk Centre, University of Exeter
  • Lincoln – Wednesday 30th January, 6pm
    William Farr School
  • London, Central – Thursday 31st January
    Council Room, University College London Library
    With thanks to the Royal Historical Society!
  • London, South – Tuesday 22nd January, 5:30pm
    Goldsmiths, University of London
  • North East – Tuesday 15th January
    St Robert of Newminster, Washington
  • Norwich – Thursday 10th January
    City of Norwich School
  • North Wales – Rescheduled, Date TBC
    Ysgol Eirias, Colwyn Bay
  • Oxford - Monday 14th January, 4pm
    Magdalen College
  • Shropshire – Thursday 13th December, 4pm
    Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

Please get in touch if you need assistance finding a heat, or would be interested in hosting one of your own.

Completed Heats

  • Birmingham, Finalist: Shivanii
  • Bradford, Finalist: Catherine Voronina
  • Bristol, Finalist: Beth Eastwood-Dewing
  • Canterbury, Finalist: Sam Grindlay
  • Chichester, Finalist: Chinat Yu
  • Merseyside, Finalist: Olivia Salem
  • Nuneaton, Finalist: Will Peet
  • Peterborough, Finalist: Polly Brown
  • Sheffield, Finalist: Louis Hatchell-Tree
  • West Surrey, Finalist: Tristan Nowell
  • York

Please check back here for regular updates, or email for more information.

Updated: 13th December 2018