Debating at Glasgow University
Ah, debating. The art of arguing with a referee and without bloodshed. Glasgow University has a long, strong, proud relation, tradition and history with debating. According to Wikipedia:
Glasgow has led the UK’s university debating culture since 1953. In 1955, the GUU won the Observer Mace, now the John Smith Memorial Mace, named after the deceased GUU debater and former leader of the British Labour Party. The GUU has since won the Mace debating championship fourteen more times, more than any other university. The GUU has also won the World Universities Debating Championships five times, more than any other university or club in the series’ history.
The Glasgow University Dialectic Society (Facebook) is one of, if not the oldest society on campus, having been founded in 1451 or sometime before the 1770s, with the society being formally re-instituted in 1861. (Wikipedia) Although the Dialectic Society is an independent society and open to all students, it has strong ties with the Glasgow University Union, which has it’s own Debating Club (Facebook). Not to be outdone, the Queen Margaret Union, which also has a long and proud history of debating, has re-introduced debating to their portfolio with the QMU Debating Society (Facebook).
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