Our Friday 'Show Debates' are held at 7pm almost every Friday at key venues across the University of Exeter - usually our 'home' debating chamber (the Amory Moot Room) or the larger capacity Newman Blue Lecture Theatre. Each week, we invite notable figures to tackle controversial topics such as sex work, euthanasia, no-platforming, religion, and the EU.
Friday Evening Debates
Our Friday 'Show Debates' have been a staple of the DebSoc offer for over a century - with the earliest recorded debate taking place in February 1906. We currently host these debates at 7pm almost every Friday at key venues on the Exeter University campus - either at our 'home' debating chamber (the Amory Moot Room) or the larger capacity Newman Blue lecture hall.
Each week, we invite topical and informed speakers to debate controversial topics - such as the place of religion in society, the morals of sex work, or if artificial intelligence poses a threat to society. After every lively debate, we invite our guest speakers and members to the Ram (student bar) to continue the debate.