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

    Welcome to the page for the Historical Association's Great Debate: the historical public-speaking competition for students aged 16-19.  The final of this year's competition will be taking place at Windsor Castle on Saturday March 30th. It is funded by the Waterloo200 educational legacy plan on the Age of Revolution.  Details of the...

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  • Find your local heat

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    Local heats are almost over for the Great Debate 2019.  To register your school’s interest in taking part next year, or for any other queries, please email Katie Logan at greatdebate@history.org.uk. Confirmed Heats Cornwall – Thursday 31st January, 1pmTruro Campus London, Central – Thursday 31st JanuaryCouncil Room, University College London LibraryWith thanks...

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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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