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Welcome to the Manchester Debating Union, Britain's largest debating society
Voted Society of the Year 2015 and Best Politics and Debate Society in 2011, 2012 and 2015.
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 the home of free speech and debate for all Universities in Manchester. We hold public debates featuring high profile journalists, politicians and academics. Debates are on a wide range of topics; from Economics to Feminism, Philosophy to International Relations. We also hold weekly Debating Workshops, giving our members the opportunity to build their debating skills and attend competitive debating competitions in both the UK and abroad.
Training takes place 5pm Tuesday in Room 4.204 of University Place. Public debates generally take place on Thursdays at 5pm. See our calendar for more details.
We predominantly use the MDU Facebook Page to relay information regarding events and competitions.
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