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Welcome to the Manchester Debating Union, Britain's largest debating society
We were voted Best Politics and Debate Society in 2011 and 2012.
We debate competitively at British, European, and International levels.
What we do
Come see us every Tuesday for training and every Thursday for a great public debate!
Welcome to the Manchester Debating Union
The Manchester Debating Union (MDU) is a place where all students of Manchester are welcome to engage in free speech, debate, and merriment. We aim to produce competitive debaters of high-calibre whilst ensuring membership of the society is a pleasurable experience for all. We also aim to be a positive, non-politically affiliated force within Manchester, fostering partnerships with both the university as a whole and the wider community.
Training takes place 5pm Tuesday in Samuel Alexander A7 (Classics Wing entrance). Public debates generally take place 5pm Thursday in the Roscoe Building in Lecture Theatre B. We predominantly use the mdunion Facebook group to relay information regarding events and competitions.
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We debate the legacy of Margaret Thatcher.
Results and photos from our second Welcome Week debate.