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debate

Politics
1. a formal discussion, as in a legislative body, in which opposing arguments are put forward
2. the formal presentation and opposition of a specific motion, followed by a vote
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Summary: Sumana Chatterjee, head of the Modern Debating Society and World Scholar's Cup at GEMS Modern Academy, coached the Dubai students.
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That was the view of Cardiff University students in 1897, whose debating society selected the area as its preferred capital.
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The Debating Society ready to take part in the competition
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THE PRENTON LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY: Meet at the Prenton Bowling Club, Prenton Road West, every Tues between 7.30-9.30pm, from October to March.
Imagine this: a girl from one of the toughest comprehensive schools in the country, told by teachers not to even dare to dream, ends up - via local radio - on TV, writes a national newspaper column, is asked to become part of Gordon Brown's government, turns down a peerage and, on Thursday, travelled to Cambridge to address the historical Cambridge University Debating Society.