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:

  • Bolton – 6pm, 4th November 
    The Bolton School
  • Bradford – 6pm, 18th November 
    Woodhouse Grove School 
  • Bristol – 6:30pm, 27th November 
    University of Bristol Humanities/School of Arts Complex, Woodward Road 
  • Buckinghamshire – 6pm, 12th December 
    Pipers Corner School 
  • Canterbury – 7pm, 5th November 
    The Kings School 
  • Chichester – 7pm, 28th November
    Friends’ Meeting House 
  • Colchester – 20th November
    Colchester County High School for Girls
  • Cornwall – 5th December
    Callywith College
  • Dorset – 28th November
    Highcliffe School
  • Durham – 6pm, 25th November
    Durham High School
  • Edinburgh – 9th December 
    Mary Erskine School 
  • Isle of Jersey – 25th November 
    Victoria College
  • Limerick – 7:30pm, 5th December 
    Villiers School
  • London - 10th December  
    Senate House, UCL
  • Merseyside - 21st November  
    Upton Hall School
  • Nuneaton – 5pm, 13th November 
    Etone College
  • Oxford – 2nd December 
    Magdalen College
  • Peterborough - 7:45pm, 28th November
    Oundle School
  • Sheffield – 5pm, 24th October 
    Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield 
  • Taunton – 6:30pm, 21st November 
    Queen's College 
  • West Surrey – 6pm, 25th November
    St John's School, Leatherhead 
  • Worcester – 19th November 
    RGS Worcester 
  • York – 19th November
    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
  • Lincoln – seeking a new host
  • London – Pimlico Academy, January
  • North Wales – Ysgol Eirias
  • Shropshire – Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

Updated 8th October 2019


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