Debating society

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a society or club for the purpose of debate and improvement in extemporaneous speaking.

See also: Debating

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I not only attended the weekly debating society, but was instrumental in organizing an additional society.
I established a small reading-room and a debating society.
I do not conceive that they could support a debating society for a single night: there would be nothing to dispute about; and were they to call a convention to take into consideration the state of the tribe, its session would be a remarkably short one.
They were narrow and intemperate and perverse as any I had heard him advocate as the firebrand of the Debating Society in my first term.
Speaking at the Oxford Union debating society, Mr Crosby said he would not rule out a Corbyn victory in 2020, but the veteran left winger had "a way to go".
Oliver, a member of Ysgol Eirias's popular debating society, won a year's subscription to the Historical Association as a reward for his performance and hard work.
The Student Debating Society is staging the event at the university on February 19.
The Student Debating Society there is staging the event at the university next week.
BIRMINGHAM and Edgbaston Debating Society, which dates back more than 160 years and is one of the oldest continuous debating societies in the UK, held its monthly meeting at Edgbaston Golf Club - attended by some 40 members and guests.
Deputy Director Students Affairs Imtiaz Warriach appreciated the role of debating society and advised students to follow them as role model.
Meriden MP and former Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman proposed the motion while the opposition was led by Adam Hawksbee, a recent graduate and former president of Sheffield University Debating Society.
He was a member of the university's debating society and wrote on an online prole: "I used to be in the military back at home and my goal now is to be a successful businessman.