Dr Tim Squirrell is a writer, broadcaster and researcher. He focusses on internet culture and extremism, specialising in the far right and misogynist extremists.

British Parliamentary Debating for Beginners

British Parliamentary Debating for Beginners

The attached document is a guide written in May 2017, detailing the basics of British Parliamentary debating. It contains sections outlining how the game works, what you can expect to get out of it (spoilers: communication skills and the ability to argue really well), and the basics of how to win debates including a breakdown of analysis, rebuttal, structure, prep time, framing, the different positions on the table, how different motions work. It also contains some guidance on judging debates, as well as a little bit about why the rules are the way they are.

It's primarily aimed at novices, but schools debaters who've been speaking for a little while might also find it helpful. If you enjoy it, please feel free to share it with others!

You can find the PDF here: British Parliamentary Debating for Beginners

 

"All the world's a stage"? Understanding Goffman's Presentation of the Self in Everyday Life

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Staying up to date with Current Affairs

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