Great Debate 2020 – Find your local heat

The HA's public-speaking competition for students aged 16-19

Published 11th September 2019

Heats will be taking place across the country over the autumn term. This list of available heats will be updated frequently.

Please email greatdebate@history.org.uk in order to:

  • Book onto a local heat
  • Offer to host a local heat
  • Subscribe for updates on heats as they are scheduled
  • Register interest for a heat to be held in your area, if there is not one already. 

Confirmed Heats 2020:

  • Bradford – 6pm, 18th November 2019
    Woodhouse Grove School 
  • Bristol – 6:30pm, 27th November 2019
    University of Bristol Humanities/School of Arts Complex, Woodward Road 
  • Buckinghamshire – 6pm, 12th December 2019
    Pipers Corner School 
  • Canterbury – 7pm, 5th November 2019
    The Kings School 
  • Chichester – 7pm, 28th November 2019
    Friends’ Meeting House 
  • Edinburgh – 9th December 2019
    Mary Erskine School 
  • Nuneaton – 5pm, 13th November 2019
    Etone College
  • Sheffield – 5pm, 24th October 2019
    Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield 
  • York – 19th November 2019
    Bootham School 

Heats TBC

These heats are not yet formally scheduled at this stage, but you can still register interest in them by emailing greatdebate@history.org.uk. You will then be informed as soon as their details have been confirmed.

  • Birmingham - King Edward VI Camp Hill School
  • Cardiff - Cardiff High School
  • London, Central – Pimlico Academy
  • Merseyside – Upton Hall School
  • North Wales – Ysgol Eirias
  • Peterborough – Oundle School
  • Shropshire – Shrewsbury Sixth Form College
  • Taunton – Queen’s College
  • West Surrey – St Nicolas’s Church School
  • Lincoln – Lincoln University