Crash Debating (Festival of Ideas)

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Come and listen to young people from the Malvern area take part in an exciting crash debating session.

Public speaking often features highly on lists of phobias. Likewise, the ‘debate’ which takes place in the public sphere so often seems to descend into ‘shouting matches’. But here at the Festival of Ideas, we do things properly.

In this session, you are invited to learn the fundamentals of how to shape an argument and present it to an audience.

There will be a debate during the session. Members of the audience will be actively invited to join in with this impromptu event.

Through this, participants will sharpen their quick thinking, adaptability, and the ability to construct coherent arguments on the spot.

No matter how successfully this is done, it is a superb opportunity to learn about how ideas are developed and communicated.

This session is aimed at students in KS3 and KS4 (11-16 years). Audience participation is expected.

Suitable for: All ages
All sessions require a ticket for entry. We have a Progressive Payment System (Prices + online booking fee) per session:
Standard – the price that enables us to recover costs (£10)
Patron – an enhanced price that supports our discounted ticket (£8)
Discount – a subsidised ticket (£6)
You choose the ticket price suitable for you.
All sessions have a limited number of Free tickets available.
OR, Saturday – £42 Attend any sessions that take place at Malvern St James Girls School
Sunday – £27 Attend any sessions that take place at Malvern St James Girls School
Weekend Ticket – £76 Attend any sessions that take place at Malvern St James Girls School on Saturday and Sunday
Donations are very welcome.

Saturday 2 March 2024


Malvern St James Girls School


Malvern St James Girls School

15 Avenue Road


WR14 3BA

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