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The Dulwich Debating Competition 2016

The Dulwich Debating Competition was held on 24th September 2016. The motions for the day were:
1. This house would legalise the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport
2. This house would give more votes to younger voters
3. This house would implement academically selective school admissions in the state sector (e.g. Grammar Schools)
4. This House Would reintroduce compulsory National Service for school leavers

Final Motion:
This House Believes That: 
In negotiating for Brexit, the British Government should prioritise single market access over any other concessions, including full freedom of movement for EU nationals
Winners: Eton WA
Finalists: SPGS MM, Westminster MD, Eton WA, Eton JB
Best Speakers: Coen Armstrong and Greg Weaving  (Eton College WA)
Best Novice Speaker: Marie-Liesse Gouillard (Sevenoaks)

CA Team: Harry Elliott, Michael Dunn Goekjian, Raffy Marshall, Helena Ivanov

Grand final panel: Michael Dunn Goekjian, Raffy Marshall, Helena Ivanov, Akshay Karia, Joshua Bailey, Dan Bramble, James Hardy

The Dulwich Debating Competition 2015

The Dulwich Debating Competition was held at Dulwich College on 26 September 2015.

The motions for the day were:

1. This house would cap the annual income of all individuals (including salary, investments and inheritance)

2. This house would abolish all maternity and paternity leave and replace them with mandatory state-provided day care until the child reaches school age

3. This house supports the US's use of unmanned drones to eliminate terrorist targets

4. This house believes that leaders of local police forces should be directly elected by the local communities they serve

Grand Final: This house would ban the publication of political opinion polls

Winners: St Paul's Girls' College JJ
Finalists: Wallington County Grammar School FH, Eton GE, St Paul's RR
Best Speaker: Ed Bracey (Eton College)
Best Novice Speaker: Freddie Holker (Latymer Upper)

CA Team: Michael Dunn Goekjian, Annie Williamson and Joshua Bailey
Grand final panel: Harish Natarajan, Helena Ivanov, Ben Adams, Michael Dunn, Ruby Holmes, Ellie Shearer and Annie Williamson.

The Dulwich Debating Competition 2014

The Dulwich Debating Competition was held at Dulwich College on 27 September 2014.

The motions for the day were:

Round 1. This house believes that The NHS should not fund treatment for patients whose condition is caused by their lifestyle

Round 2. This house believes that the UK should leave the EU

Round 3. This house would abolish Juries and replace them with judge-led verdicts

Round 4. This house would put a sin tax on tabloid newspapers (as is currently done in the case of cigarettes and alcohol)

Grand Final:This house believes that Arab States alone should act against ISIS

Winners: Westminster HR
Finalists: SPGS C, Eton FS, Westminster HK

Best Speaker: Archie Hall
Best Novice Speaker: Louis Cheng

The speaker tab for the competition can be found here: http://bit.ly/1pzoHMZ

The team tab for the competition can be found here: http://bit.ly/1rlY9Fq

CA Team: Marlena Valles, Jack Watson and Andrew Tuffin

The Dulwich Debating Competition 2013

The Dulwich Debating Competition was held at Dulwich College on the 28th September 2013

The motions from the day were:
Round 1: This House Believes that the media should not cover the private lives of public figures
Round 2: This House Would require the military to recruit in direct proportion to the socioeconomic makeup of the country as a whole
Round 3: This House Would require all graduates to work for at least 5 years in their country of origin upon graduation
Round 4: This House Would give women (and only women) more votes in general elections
Grand Final: This House Believes that the West should always attack any military force which uses chemical or biological weapons

The teams in the final were:
Eton ET (Harry Elliot and Toby Tricks)
St. Paul's Girls A (Kate Dunbar and Roxana Legezynska)
St. Paul's Boys LM (Joe Levin and Daniel Mobayyen)
Westminster A (Ellie Shearer and Jessica Yung)

The Champions were Eton ET, who were also the top team on tab. Congratulations also to Toby Tricks (Eton ET) who was top speaker on tab.

The tab from the competition can be found here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByumI0N0QOcdSk52NXp5UEpBZmM/edit?usp=drive_web

CA Team: Ben Woolgar, Harish Natarajan and Tasha Rachman

The Dulwich Debating Competition 2012

The Dulwich Debating Competition was held at Dulwich College on the 22nd September 2012

The teams in the final were:
Westminster School A (Louis Willis and Itzhak Rasooly)
Westminster School B (Jessica Yung and Archie Hall)
City of London School for Girls A (Mercy Hadfield and Siofra Dromgoole)
St. Paul's Boys School E (Joe Levin and Ashpen Rajah)


The winners were Westminster School B, debating the motion "This House believes that governments should not consider the rights of the dead"

Other motions from the day included "This House would ban offensive depictions of religious figures" and "This House believes all sports teams should be mixed - male and female.

The top team on tab was Westminster A, and the top speaker on tab was Louis Willis (Westminster A)

The Dulwich Debating Competition 2011

The Dulwich Debating Competition was held at Dulwich College on the 24th September 2011

The teams in the final were:
1st Proposition: Latymer A 
1st Oppostition: Debate Mate A
2nd Proposition: Crown Woods A
2nd Opposition: Debate Mate B

The final panel was Melanie Pope (Chair), Tom O'Reilly, Lewis Iwu, Louise Best and Andrew Fitch, and after a short deliberation Latymer Upper were declared Champions.

The tab from the competition can be found here:

The Dulwich Debating Competition 2010

The Dulwich Debating Competition was held at Dulwich College on 25th September 2010.

The motions throughout the day were:

Round 1: This House would punish the parents of children who commit crimes
Round 2: This House believes that the UK should take the lead in nuclear disarmament by scrapping its nuclear deterrent
Round 3: This House would introduce a quota for women in Cabinet
Round 4: This house would grant an amnesty to all illegal immigrants living in the UK

Final: This House would make burning or desecrating religious texts a crime

The teams in the final were:
1st Proposition: Haberdasher Aske's Boys' School
1st Opposition: Westminster School
2nd Proposition: St. Paul's Boys' School
2nd Opposition: Latymer Upper School

On a unanimous verdict from the judges the champions were Latymer Upper School.