Debating Union

Interested in foreign affairs, economics, ecology, politics or philosophy?


As Cornwall’s only University-level debating society, the Penhaligon Debating Union offers a platform for both Falmouth and Exeter students to debate topics ranging from the politics of the day to questions of human morality and international relations. 


The society meets once a week. We hold public debates with notable speakers from outside of the society speaking on controversial and topical subjects as well as members-only debates and workshops, alternating between public debates and informal debates/workshops fortnightly. We also offer a range of regular socials where you can meet like-minded people and enjoy events catered to both those wishing and not wishing to drink.


We encourage inclusivity and are proud to encompass a wide range of political and social views to generate controversial but respectful debate. Our society caters to all levels of debating skill, whether you’re a complete beginner or seasoned veteran. Everyone, of all views, backgrounds, and abilities, is welcome to the Penhaligon Debating Union.


Debating is a great way to make new friends, improve your debating skills and boost your CV.


So join the Penhaligon Debating Union today!



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