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Amina Maatoug on her Debate Academy experience

Debate Academy helped me understand why people think what they think.

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.

How debating is getting gun reform on the table

The aftermath of the Parkland shooting is proof positive of the difference debating skills make as is being demonstrated by the anti-gun campaign #neveragain.

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.

The history of Latvia

ESU Latvia participates annually in the International Public Speaking Competition, sending their latest finalist to London to compete.

House of Lords Chamber Debate – the inside scoop

Students from De Aston school share their perspectives on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

We all must speak our truth

Simon Lancaster, famed speech writer for Patricia Hewitt and Alan Johnson and best-selling author discusses why we all must speak our truth.

When the obvious is invisible

This blog outlines the importance of oracy including the cognitive, social, academic and employment benefits of improving speaking and listening skills.

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