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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Debating Book - everything you ever need to know about debating


The Debating Book is your one stop guide to debating. Written with authority, passion and wisdom by Julian Bell, one of the leaders of UK debating, it will tell you everything you ever need to know about debating.

The Debating Book is for you if:


  • You have never done debating before and would like to start.
  • You have only just started debating and you would like to get better.
  • You are an experienced debater and you want to be the best you can be.
  • You are a teacher who would like to set up debating in your school and you aren’t sure what to do.
  • You are an experienced debating coach and you would like to support your students even better.
  • You are the parent of someone who does, or would like to do, debating, and you want to support them.


 The Debating Book covers:


  • Why you should do debating
  • How debating works
  • The basic skills of debating
  • Bad arguments to avoid (and how to attack them when other people use them), and good arguments to persuade people
  • The big issues and ideas that debates are about
  • Useful facts about the world that debaters need to know
  • Tricks to make your speeches more persuasive
  •  How you can use debating in lessons
  •  How to set up and run debating in your school
  •  A full transcript of an expert debate with close analysis, explaining what star debaters do and how they do it. 

Order your hard copy here.

Order your ebook version here.


'There is literally nothing Julian Bell doesn't know about schools debating.' David Paton, Principal, Radnor House, Sevenoaks.




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