Meetup is a thriving online community putting people in touch with a wide range of local groups that share their interests. We have over 300 members on our meetup site and encourage you to sign up there so you can flag which debates you can attend and will receive automated reminders a few days in advance, plus the very latest programme information automatically sent to your email.
Best known nationally for providing top talent for speaking engagements, at a local level club Toastmasters Brighton members meet regularly to learn and practise public speaking skills. Some of our own members have benefited from this experience.
English Speaking Union
The English Speaking Union (ESU) is an international educational charity that works with schools, colleges, universities and students at all levels to help them become more confident in all aspects of Oracy including debate and public speaking. Several Debating Society members are heavily involved in ESU activities and in particular have a long history of judging heats for the ESU’s prestigious Schools’ Public Speaking Competition