UK University Debating Societies in the Best of the Web UK Directory

UK University Debating Societies

The Cambridge Union Society

Open to any student in Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin Universities; with details of membership, debate programme and news, and an archive. cambridgeunion

Durham Union Society

One of the oldest student societies in the world; provides a history, membership information, calendar of debates and social events, and contact details.

Glasgow University Dialectic Society

Promotes cross-campus debate and discussion of a variety of contemporary issues; includes their programme of debates and social events, and contacts. GUDialectic

Imperial Debating Society

Fosters intelligent and informed debate by meeting weekly to discuss a wide range of topics. With events, resources, and videos. icdebate

Kings College London Debating Society

Active society meeting weekly for practice debates, as well as holding social events and public debates.

Lancaster University Debating Society

Includes their diary of regular debates, details of competition participation and training sessions, news and contacts.

Leeds Debating Union

Provides news, details of weekly workshops and competitive events, and a library of learning resources.

The Oxford Union

Oxford University's forum for debate and the discussion of controversial issues; includes their programme, a history, and details of membership. OxfordUnion

UCLU Debating Society

Provides a guide to their regular debates and workshops, with details of competitions and support for schools debating. UCLUDebatingSoc/

The University of Birmingham Debating Society

One of the oldest societies at the University of Birmingham.

University of Southampton Debating Society

Organises weekly debates on a variety of contemporary political and cultural issues; includes their programme, details of coaching sessions, and news.

University of St Andrews Union Debating Society

Claims to be the oldest debating society in the world. Public debates, Inter-Varsity debates, training, and schools outreach. stadebates

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