Keele Debate and Discussion Society Schedule
On this page you can find the schedule for the Keele Debate and Discussion Society. This page will contain the most up-to-date information on the debates we intend to hold throughout the year.
Monday 28th September
Tuesday 29th September
Monday 5th October
Welcome to KDADS Event – Introductions
Icebreaker Discussion – Does Facebook need a dislike button?
Debate – This House believes that the UK has an obligation to provide more than just financial aid to refugees.
Something Fun – Rugby or Football?
Monday 12th October
Icebreaker Discussion – Should we allow private companies to colonise planets?
Debate – This House believes that genetic manipulation to stop disease should be legal.
Something Fun – Apple or Windows?
Monday 19th October - Hosted Debate with Keele Model United Nations (KMUN)
Icebreaker Discussion – What military powers should the UN have?
Debate – This House believes that the UN should be the world’s ultimate governing body.
Something Fun – Should we replace the US flag on the moon with the world flag?
Monday 26th October
Icebreaker Discussion – Should Britain have followed the policy of ‘Appeasement’ before World War 2?
Debate –This House believes that First Past the Post has had its day.
Something Fun – Coke vs Pepsi
Monday 2nd November – KDADS attends UGM at Keele SU
Wednesday 11th November
Icebreaker Discussion – Is the British degree too specific? Should it allow for more overlap with other subjects?
Debate – This house believes that there is such a thing as Universal Morality.
Something Fun – Summer vs Winter
Monday 16th November – Hosted Debate with Keele Feminist Society (FemSoc)
Icebreaker Discussion – Is the Bechdel test a good tool for measuring gender discrimination in Hollywood?
Debate – This house believes that gender positive discrimination is patronising.
Something Fun - At what point does the North of England start?
Monday 23th November
Icebreaker Discussion – Should Adblock be illegal?
Debate – This house believes that the UK should remove it’s nuclear weapons.
Something Fun – Spots vs Stripes
Monday 30th November – Hosted Debate with the Religious Societies
Icebreaker Discussion – Does the organisation of religion detract from its practice?
Debate –This House believes that religion does have relevance in Western Society.
Something Fun – If you could have a wish from the Genie, what would it be?
Monday 7th December
Informal debate with ‘blitz’ style debate topics
Monday 14th December – Christmas Meal Week
Monday 25th January – KDADS attends EGM at Keele SU
Monday 1st February
Icebreaker Discussion – What is the difference between freedom fighter and a terrorist?
Debate – This House believes that Donald Trump should be banned from the UK.
Something Fun - Best Alcoholic Drink
Monday 8th February – Hosted Debate with Medical Society
Icebreaker Discussion – Is it okay for doctors to lie to patients?
Debate – This House believes that the NHS should provide everyone access to euthanasia.
Something Fun - Tea vs Coffee
Monday 15th February – Hosted Debate with the LGBT Society
Icebreaker Discussion – Should Countries who don’t support LGBT rights be boycotted?
Debate – This House believes that official documents for under-16s should be gender neutral.
Something Fun – Kittens or Puppies?
Monday 22nd February – KDADS attends UGM at Keele SU
Monday 29th February
Icebreaker Discussion - What was the most important event in British history?
Debate – This House believes that make up should not be tested on animals.
Something Fun – Did New Zealand pick the best alternate flag?
Monday 7th March – Big EU Debate
Monday 14th March – KDADS AGM and new committee handover