This month we have a really excellent series of lectures and workshops for you to sign up for, featuring many of our alumni.
Some of the events are capped because the sessions are designed to be really interactive, so you’ll need to get in quick. If something is really popular we can look to run it again the new year.
So…what’s on offer?
Wed 7th November
5-7pm is Adam Ross’s workshop, which offers an introduction to competitive debating for 16 students. Adam will look at the essential skills: public speaking, making arguments and responding to arguments and preparation. You’ll then move onto the structure and rules involved before getting your teeth into a mini-debate. Adam will provide full feedback!
Adam won the Lincoln’s Inn Debating Shield whilst at City and has debated/coached for the English Speaking Union and Oxford Union.
7-8pm is Rupert Wilson and Andy Campbell, who will be taking you through the secrets to fantastic mooting; acting out how to deal with different mooting challenges, and most importantly how not to look a fool!
You’ll get the chance to quiz them at the end too.
Wed 14th November
6-7pm is Matthew Watson with his workshop on public speaking. Whether you’re keen to get involved in mooting, debating or just looking for a way to increase your confidence for interviews and training days – this workshop is guaranteed to help. Matthew has coached debating and public speaking at Oxford in the past.
No experience necessary but the session will be very interactive, so be ready to get involved! Numbers capped at 20.
7-8.30 is Harry Adamson. Harry will be leading this workshop on the use of logic and how the application of it can help your mooting preparation. You’ll take a look at what makes a good argument and learn more about the concepts of validity and soundness, as well as how arguments can be separated into distinct premises.
This session will be capped at 20.
Harry completed a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, teaching there until recently – he is now a pupil at Blackstone’s Chambers.
The following 2 Wednesdays will be advertised shortly!