Sixth Form Inter-House Debating 2022/23 Finals

The annual Sixth Form Inter-House Debating competition has been of an excellent standard this term and Monday night’s final in Big School did not disappoint. Woodlands (Will B, Nikita and Beowulf) proposed and Queens’ (Serenity, Miranda and Sama) opposed the motion ‘This House supports the UK government’s attempt to limit protests that disrupt everyday life in the proposed Public Order Bill’. The debate considered what constituted reasonable protest as opposed to extreme action, the balance between individual and collective freedoms, and the role of the government and the police in limiting the disruptive nature of protest. The adjudicators Mr Beales, Mr Gates and Headmaster Mr Robb awarded the tie to the opposition, Queens’ House, who are the 2022-23 holders of the Marsham Trophy which has been awarded since 1985 to the winning house.