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How does the game of debating work?

Debating is ultimately just a game. So what exactly are the rules of that game?

British Parliamantary (BP) format is the most common format of debating used in Scotland, and is frequently used across the world. During this session we will cover the basics of this format. As usual we will start with an overview of current worldly affairs and will end with a debate. After training, we will move to the bar and have a few drinks (though drinking during training is also allowed and encorgaged). 

This session can be attended both in person, at the debates chamber in the union, or online. Details on how to join online will be released closer to the time, updated here, and communicated to all members via our groupchat. To be added to our grouphchat, email us at or message our facebook here.