Join us on the 9th October for an introduction to race through the medium of debate. It will be the first of our monthly preparation and best practice sessions for IDEA fellows. With October being Black History Month iDebate’s World Debate Clubs will also be focused on debating issues around race and discrimination.

September 11, 2017

Are you attending freshers at a London College over the next few weeks? If so then there is a reasonable chance that you will have an opportunity to sign up to the World Debate Club.

Where will we be?

September 08, 2017

So you want to coach debate? If so then catch one of IDEA UK's introductions to coaching debate in September and October. 

As an IDEA Fellow we give you the opportunity to give young women, children, and minorities a chance to have a voice in society. The opportunity to develop your communication and leadership skills. And the opportunity to promote the ideals you believe in such as human rights, equality and diversity. 

August 25, 2017

This week, as an intern, I was invited to attend two training sessions which were held for the future debating trainers who will be taking part in the World Debate Club. This was an opportunity for me to learn more about the World Debate Club through the different debating workshops. During these sessions, I met students and working professionals, with various backgrounds in debating, as we gathered together in a very central location by Leicester Square in London.

Debate Masterclass

July 27, 2017

Pledge to help iDebate (the International Debate Education Association UK if you really must use the long version) make an impact. Fuel the power of persuasion by empowering young people to speak their views and opinions throigh debate clubs.

iDebate is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge as part of which we want you to make a pledge. Want to know more about how you can help us through the challenge? Then read on.

What is it?

July 26, 2017

Do you believe young women and girls should have a voice? That minorities should be empowered? In human rights and social mobility? Or in British values of free speech and democracy? Then join us in developing a debate club.

July 20, 2017

For the first time, the BBC has published the salaries of its highest paid earners at the request of the government. This shows 96 stars who are all earning £150,000 or more, of which around two-thirds are men and one third are women. As might be hinted by the statistic above, there is an important detail in this: the gender pay gap. This has reignited a national debate which has existed for decades.

July 19, 2017

It would seem to be a good thing that there is no section yet on this site telling you where we are located in the UK as we seem to be moving regularly. This time we say goodbye to ‘Fred’s Place’ near Bank and heading up to the second Bathtub2boardroom location in their Tech City Tub – located in Tech City College. This is north of our previous home approximately half way between Angel and Old Street stations on the Northern Line. We will be here over the summer – until around the end of August or beginning of September when the College term begins.

July 19, 2017

Have you ever wondered how to teach debate to young people? Would you like to learn? If so then we have the just the workshop for you! iDebate trainers Bien King and Duncan Crowe along with trustee Alex Cavell will be running a two hour workshop on the subject next week. They will introduce you to our programmes, to why teaching debate is important, the impact it can have, and the benefits it provides – both for yourself and for those you teach.

June 15, 2017

Colchester, just an hour by train away from iDebates offices in the City of London it seems odd then that June 3rd was to be the first time we had run a Introduction to Debate workshop there. We were invited by the Young Art Kommunity and grassroots youth led group TeenSpeech to raise awareness of political debate at the amazing Firstsite contemporary art gallery in the centre of the oldest recorded town in Britain, 'Camulodunum' or as we know it today Colchester.

A Busy Day

June 05, 2017