Weekly debates take place in the Old Senate Room, King’s College Campus, at 7PM every Thursday during term time. We invite everyone to attend our show debates.


The format:

  1. Introduction and announcements on training and competitions
  2. “Table Debate”: 8 speakers who have prepared the topic beforehand, each giving a 5 minute speech which includes rebuttal to the other speakers.
  3. “Floor Debate”: all audience members are invited to voice their opinion for a maximum of 3 minutes and thereby contribute to the debate (but no one is forced to do so).
  4. The Pub: we continue the discussion (or talk about other things) over a couple of pints.

See our Facebook group for the latest information.

The voting process at division.

List of previous debates:

  • 08.09.2016: EU Referendum debate
  • 15.09.2016:  Hook-up App debate
  • 22.09.2016: Jeremy Corbyn debate
  • 29.09.2016: Nuclear Energy debate
  • 06.10.2016: Tax Avoidance debate
  • 13.10.2016: Grammar Schools debate
  • 20.10.2016: NHS Privatisation debate
  • 27.10.2016: Black Lives Matter debate
  • 03.11.2016: US Election debate
  • 10.11.2016: Poppy debate
  • 17.11.2016: Religious Symbols debate
  • 24.11.2016: Universal Income debate
  • 19.01.2017: Obama’s Legacy debate
  • 26.01.2017: Purpose of University debate
  • 02.02.2017: UN Security Council debate
  • 09.02.2017: Gender Quotas debate
  • 16.02.2017: Scottish Independence debate
  • 23.03.2017: US UK Special Relationship debate
  • 02.03.2017: Political Violence debate
  • 09.03.2017: Political Correctness debate
  • 16.03.2017: LGBT Sports debate
Aberdeen University Debater
A weekly debate in the Old Senate Room


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