Wednesday 2 October 18:30 - 21:00

Tea House Theatre
139 Vauxhall Walk
London
SE11 5HL

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Debating London: should we fear mind-reading technology?

Community & Culture

Disagreement doesn't need to be disagreeable - have a drink, hear the arguments, meet new people, and then make up your mind.

FREE of charge and open to all

Join us for Debating London, the twice-monthly free public debate series in Vauxhall where we take the edge off talking about the big issues of the day by getting our in-house teams of debaters to do the arguing and give you space to consider new ideas, meet new people, and practice public speaking in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Our in-house debaters - among them corporate leaders, barristers, civil servants, journalists, and entrepreneurs - are united by a single goal: to make the best possible case for either side of the argument. We train them up, then put them to the test in front of a live audience, who decide the outcome in a public vote.

Debate motion

'This House Welcomes the development of mind-reading technology'

Running order

  • Get to know other guests and find out what they think
  • Hear the club's in-house debaters present their arguments
  • Put your questions and comments to the panel
  • Vote for the speakers who have convinced you the most
  • Stick around for a drink and a chat after the debate

Want to improve your debating skills?

Weekend one-day training workshops - find out more

Places are still available on our next training workshop on 5th October on how to structure a logical argument. If you're a member of the club, admission is free and if you come as a guest and join the club afterwards, you get your admission fee back.

Speaking opportunities at public debates - find out more

Become a member of the club and get access to speaking opportunities in our public debates as well as one to one mentoring, training materials, and free entry to all our weekend workshops.

Private debate training workshops - find out more

The Great Debaters Club has delivered bespoke debate training programmes for businesses and government bodies including Universal Pictures, Dentsu Aegis Network, and the Foreign Office.

Sign up to hear about upcoming debates and training workshops

Add yourself to the Great Debaters Club mailing list here to receive weekly updates about the topics of our next public debates and the skills we'll be covering in our twice-monthly training workshops.

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