Join iDebate to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexual relationships in the UK. The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 decriminalised private homosexual acts. It was a milestone and the start of the slow march over the last half century towards legal equality with heterosexuals. As it was fifty years ago it is worth rejoicing in the progress that has taken place. The change may have stopped people in the UK going to jail for homosexuality but it did little to prevent discrimination. It is only in the last decade that gay marriage has become legal.

September 11, 2017

This week, as an intern, I was invited to attend two training sessions which were held for the future debating trainers who will be taking part in the World Debate Club. This was an opportunity for me to learn more about the World Debate Club through the different debating workshops. During these sessions, I met students and working professionals, with various backgrounds in debating, as we gathered together in a very central location by Leicester Square in London.

Debate Masterclass

July 27, 2017

Do you believe young women and girls should have a voice? That minorities should be empowered? In human rights and social mobility? Or in British values of free speech and democracy? Then join us in developing a debate club.

July 20, 2017

Have you ever wondered how to teach debate to young people? Would you like to learn? If so then we have the just the workshop for you! iDebate trainers Bien King and Duncan Crowe along with trustee Alex Cavell will be running a two hour workshop on the subject next week. They will introduce you to our programmes, to why teaching debate is important, the impact it can have, and the benefits it provides – both for yourself and for those you teach.

June 15, 2017

Normally the committee rooms of Parliament are the site for discussions about the minutiae of policy proposals from the government; what should be changed in this bill? Is this the right phrasing for this law? But yesterday it was taken over by iDebate’s World Debate Club students from schools and Further Education colleges around London to debate two big issues for young people:

April 27, 2017

We started the City and Islington 6th form debate club at the end of September this year. We’ve had seven sessions by now and we have already seen the students come in leaps and bounds, which is always amazing to watch.

December 05, 2016

        The debate club at Hackney Community College has been awarded a grant by the local grant maker the East End Community Foundation. The grant is to create and develop the club at the college which runs for a couple of hours every Wednesday afternoon teaching debate to disadvantaged young people.

October 28, 2016

Location: London, UKDeadline for applications: 7th October 2016Position type: Part-time staff memberIDEA UK is seeking a Debate Club Coordinator. Reporting to IDEA UK’s Programmes Manager, the Debate Club Coordinator will be responsible for delivering IDEA UK’s debate education programmes particularly the World Debate Club with Further Education Colleges.Areas of responsibility and tasks:

September 22, 2016

Join Goran Kostovski and IDEA UK for Art and Design for Advocacy at Rich Mix on the 4th AugustIn this hands on one day workshop learn how to design and draw your own comic strip. Experiment and collaborate to develop comics, zines or cartoons that gets your message out into the world. Visualise your voice with comics!Adverts, and propaganda posters, show how images can be used effectively to get across a message, an idea, or a brand.

August 01, 2016

Today the polls are open in one of the biggest decisions handed to the British electorate in history. A vote in a general election just decides on the government for up to five years but the vote on whether to stay in the EU could be a decision that lasts a lot longer. The last referendum on Europe was in 1975, 41 years ago, or half a lifetime so many voters may never again vote on Britain’s place in or out of Europe.That long period of time is also why this referendum matters immensely to young people, even those who are not yet able to vote.

June 23, 2016



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