12 March 2018
Welsh National Opera is hosting Debating Matters Cardiff championship for sixth form students on 14 March 2018. This prestigious event brings together 12 schools from across Wales and south west England for a day of discussion about contemporary politics and ideas, beyond the confines of the curriculum. Topics being debated at WNO will include ‘Artistic expression should never be censored’ and ‘Cultural appropriation should be welcomed not feared’.
Debating Matters puts an emphasis on substance, not just style, and the importance of taking ideas seriously. When the Academy of Ideas launched the competition in 2003/2004, it aimed to present schools with an innovative and engaging approach to debating. Topical debates and a challenging format appeal to students from a wide range of backgrounds, including schools with a long tradition of debating and those with no experience at all.
Find out more at debatingmatters.com