Was there ever a better time to restore the tradition of formal debate? Where one side presents an argument while the other listens carefully before responding. This is what the Brighton & Hove Debating Society has been doing for over 60 years. Our membership reflects the cosmopolitan mix of the Brighton and Hove area
We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at St Johns Day Centre, Palmeira Square, Hove see The Venue and if you like what you see on this site, you are welcome to join us and help keep this great tradition alive.
We believe everyone is entitled to their opinion and should be accorded a fair hearing. Throughout the year we debate a wide range of topics from matters of public concern to lighter subjects. The Chair presides to ensure everyone abides by a few simple rules: to talk within the given time limit and to listen to other speakers without interrupting.
In this way we maintain a friendly atmosphere.
We have decided to take a 3 month summer recess over July, August and September. This is needed so that we can channel all our energies into planning for a resumption of live debates in our Hove venue come October. There are some matters to resolve and a lot of preparation to do, so please bear with us and we will announce the next phase when all the pieces are in place. In the mean time – enjoy the summer!