With political and social debate never being so relevant to everyday life, here at the Cathedral we are delighted to be re-launching our Speak Your Mind – Sixth Form Debate. This annual event regularly attracts over 450 students to the Cathedral to take part in debate on topical/political issues, along the lines of BBC TVs Question Time. It is a unique opportunity for students to debate with a platform of high profile speakers across a diverse range of subjects, including ethical, political and global questions.

Chaired by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire, Quintin McKellar, a high quality panel is anticipated for this event. Schools are welcome to attend with as many pupils as they wish.

New for this year, selected students will be able to partake in a preliminary debate, before joining the panel to answer questions from the floor. 

This event allow students to: 

  • Have access to panellists who voice opinions and expertise from across a spectrum relevant to today’s culture and society
  • Develop skills in public debate and listening
  • Interact with pupils across a range of local schools
  • Support post-16 citizenship/politics curriculum
  • Support university applications/personal statements
  • Experience a unique historical and cultural setting

WHEN:    Wednesday 23rd November 2022 

TIME:      1.30pm to 3.30pm 

COST:      FREE! 

Contact us to book