Chester Debating Society © .
Chester Debating Society
Debates are usually on Tuesday evenings between October and March commencing at 7:15. Refreshments available after the debates.
The usual venue is:
The Friends Meeting House, Union Walk, Frodsham Street, Chester CH1 3LF
Funded entirely through donations and memberships the Society aims to ensure that a varied and interesting programme is delivered during the Debating season and that the opportunity to debate and hear debates is broadened. Memberships start at £15 p.a.
The Society is run by a voluntary Committee which discusses the future of the Society, it’s activities and debate programme. Current Officers include:
President: Diana Morgan
Immediate Past President: Rob Millington
Vice President: Rosemary Proctor
Hon. Secretary: Anna Manning
Hon Treasurer: Justine Rae
How Debates are Run
A Proposer will speak in favour of the motion for a maximum of 15 minutes. The Opposer will speak against the motion for up to 15 minutes. The Chair will then seek contributions from “the floor”. Each contributor is allowed up to 5 minutes. After the contributions the two speakers get the opportunity to deal with issues/questions raised and to present their closing arguments -