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46-47 Russell Square and Zoom
Is laziness a virtue? And if so, can anyone be bothered to make the case for it? Come to 46-47 Russell Square, London to find out, or Zoom i...
46-47 Russell Square and Zoom
To vote on topic click HERE. This debate meeting will be on Zoom only. Improvised mini-debates in the first half and prepared debate in the ...
Are you ready for a challenge in a supportive environment?
Is there something to be said for laziness?
104 London Debaters is a Toastmasters debate club that focusses on learning debating and public speaking through doing. This is best done as part of a proposition team, where you get the chance to learn about a key debating skill: how to build a strong case in favour of a motion, including structuring an argument, using logical reasoning and practicing delivering in front of a supportive and questioning audience. You will also learn about different types of debate. The teams are supported by an experienced coach and mentoring is available before and after debates.
Another key aspect of learning debating in a Toastmasters debate club is learning how to oppose a motion, and as part of the Opposition team you get the chance to learn about another key debating skill: how to build a strong case against the motion, including structuring an argument, using logical reasoning and practicing delivering in front of a supportive and questioning audience. You will learn about different types of debate. The teams are supported by an experienced coach and mentoring is available before and after debates.
Learning debating at 104 London Debaters means developing and practicing team skills, including giving and receiving peer review during and after debates, as well as participating in workshops on topics related to debating and critical thinking. We have different types of debates throughout the year, and we believe in disagreeing agreeably.
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Find documentation that is helpful for debaters and members of 104 London Debaters
Excel for argument structure - this can be used by the team to set out the argument systematically (xlsx)Download
104 Newsletter JULY 22 (pdf)Download
Mentoring guidelines - 104 Debaters_04-OCT-21 (1) (2) (pdf)Download
TMI membership-application (pdf)Download
Template for Opening speech for Proposition (docx)Download
We meet for debates on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, respectively Zoom only and hybrid. The physical address for the hybrid meetings is 46-47 Russel Square (CIEE), a short walk from Russel Square tube station (Piccadilly Line) or slightly longer walk from Holborn (Central Line).
104 London Debaters was founded by Paul Carroll and others in 2014. It is part of the Toastmasters International network of public speaking clubs, but one of only a handful globally specializing in debate. It was the first TM club in the UK dedicated to debating, including Table Topic debates.
To encourage civilised disagreement, respectful exchange of views, critical thinking, tolerance for opposing views and a supportive, friendly forum for practicing debate and learning the skills that will enable you to become a more convincing speaker and better at spotting and pointing out fallacies.
John Stuart Mill