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Bedfordshire Junior Debate Academy holds second annual meeting

The Junior debate academy meeting saw eight Bedfordshire schools debate on four topics spanning censorship, social networking, blood sports and women MPs.

Exeter lunch with James Levelle

The guest speaker at the Exeter branch April Meeting was James Levelle, adventurer and filmmaker. His talk was entitled “Free Ride to South America".  The Times said of James that “He’s nice but mad”.

The Bedfordshire Junior Public Speaking Competitions

Bedford School hosted eighteen schools for the eighth junior Public Speaking Competitions.

Ouse Valley centenary lunch meeting: Anglo American relations

The Junior Public Speaking  lunch meeting show cased the talents of year 4/5 Bedfordshire students.

Exeter branch talk on migration by Jonathan Lee Draper

The Exeter and District branch  hosted Dr Jonathan Draper who was Dean of Exeter Cathedral from 2011 to 2017. He is now the part-time General Secretary of Modern Church, a liberal Christian charity.

Public Speaking Competition for schools: Liverpool & Merseyside

The Liverpool & Merseyside branch final for the Public Speaking Competition  winners were chosen in a tight and close competition.

Midlands regional final of Public Speaking Competition

The Midlands Final of the Public Speaking Competition was hosted by Oxfordshire this year. With great difficulty the judges decided to award first place to Oxford Spires Academy with the Pates Grammar School team as a very worthy runner-up.

West Sussex Performing Shakespeare Final

The regional final of Performing Shakespeare was held at the Bishop’s Palace in Chichester. Showcasing a close competition for 2018.

Devon & Exeter educational programmes: Public speaking & Discover Your Voice

The Devon & Exeter branch held the 2017 Public Speaking Competition and and Discover Your Voice workshops.

West Sussex branch Regional final Churchill Public Speaking 2018

The regional Public Speaking competition finals were won by St Philip Howard Catholic High School in a very close competition.

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