The Great Debate 2019

The Historical Association is inviting students to take part in this year's Great Debate: the annual public-speaking competition for students aged 16-19 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Find out more about The Great Debate 2019 in this section.

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  • The Great Debate 2019

    30th October 2018

    The Historical Association is inviting schools to take part in the 2019 Great Debate: the historical public-speaking competition for students aged 16-19.  Local heats will take place across the country during autumn 2018 with the winners competing in the Grand Final at Windsor Castle in March 2019. The final is funded...

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  • Find your local heat

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    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 greatdebate@history.org.uk. If your region is not listed and you would be interested...

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  • Age of Revolutions Resources

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    The Age of Revolution is a period in history, which, for the purposes of the Great Debate 2019, we are considering as 1775-1848. Over the course of these years, society underwent a series of revolutions in almost all theatres of life: political, war, social and cultural, and economic and technological....

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  • Creating the Debate: Public Speaking Guidance

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    Via the links and attachments below you can find a selection of resources and guidance on public speaking, both for teachers looking to get their students into debating and for contestants themselves looking for tips. Find out more about the Great Debate 2019

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