ESU Debate at Playfair Library – April 2013

Join us in the evening of Wed 23rd March for the 2011 final of the English Speaking Union`s MACE debate. Since late summer 2010 schools across Scotland have been competing to win a place in the final which will take in the Playfair Library on Wed 23 March from 6.30pm-9.30pm approx.

The Institute sponsored the first round and the final round thereby ensuring that in schools across Scotland aspects of contemporary China worthy of debate have resonated in assembly halls from Lerwick to Lockerbie.

Topics debated in the first round were

1/ This house believes that Western companies producing in China should be held responsible for helping to finance alternative greener energy schemes
2/ This house would make it compulsory for all students to learn Chinese in school

For the final, the debate topics are

1/ This house believes China should break off ties with North Korea
2/ This house believes China should abandon its one child policy

Attendance is open to all. Please email info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk if you would like to come along to help us plan the seating. If attending as part of a school support group no email notification is required.

Schools competing to be in the final are shown below.

Stewart`s Melville (Edinburgh)
George Heriot`s (Edinburgh)
St. Joseph`s College(Dumfries)
Bearsden Academy(Glasgow)
St Columba`s High School(Kilmacolm)
Lomond School (Helensburgh)
High School of Glasgow (Glasgow)
Largs Academy
High School of Dundee
Madras College (St. Andrews)
Robert Gordon`s College (Aberdeen)
Dollar Academy
Craigmount High (Edinburgh)
Fettes College (Edinburgh)
St. Margaret`s Academy (Livingston)
Merchiston Castle (Edinburgh)