Debating Society

The Debating Society (Debsoc), founded in 1887, is one of the University’s longest running and largest clubs. We cater to all levels of experience from novice ‘how to debate’ seminars and development sessions, to sending our top speakers to contest the World University Debating Championships. We also run public speaking competitions, law tutorials, and a range of social events throughout the year. 

We meet each Thursday evening for a round of debating and discussion. If you’re keen for chats about culture, politics, economics and life in general, you’re more than welcome. 

Whether you want some public speaking experience, harbour secret ambitions of being a world champion, or just want to come watch some of our public debates and guest speakers, Debsoc is for you.