The Sylvan Debating Club

...debating since 1868

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Welcome to the Sylvans Debating Society

Upcoming debate(s):-


Our next regular debate will be held on 7 August at The Old Bank of England pub in Fleet Street, which is next to the Royal Courts of Justice. Please arrive at 6:45 for a 7 p.m. start. The motion that "this House believes that the current government is unsustainable and will fall before 2022" will be proposed by Ross Hunter and opposed by Peter Hulme-Cross.

***Eastbourne Debating Conference 2017***

This year's Eastbourne conference will take place on 27-29 October. Booking details will be circulated via the Sylvans mailing list in due course. To be added to the mailing list, please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


A little history...

Founded in the year 1868, the Sylvan Debating Club seeks to be a forum in which the leading issues of the day are soundly debated.

Members come from all walks of life, and visitors are warmly welcomed.

"He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper." 
Edmund Burke