Debating in Calcutta

Debating in Calcutta

Over the Easter holiday, twelve Harrovians travelled to Calcutta at the invitation of the Calcutta Debating Club to debate against some of the best schools in West Bengal.

The debate motions included the ills of social media, borders and immigration, the abolition of examinations and excessive use of rules. Seven boys debated in the final against the best speakers from Calcutta at the Indian Cultural Commission's auditorium in front of a large audience that included media.

The Harrow side won the debate by both audience acclamation and by the formal adjudication. Charles Harrison (Rendalls), Edward Blunt (Elmfield) and Theodore Seely (The Head Master's) won Best Speaker awards for their own respective debates. Dylan Winward (Lyon's) picked up three Best Speaker awards over the week, and William Wauchope (The Knoll) took away the Best Speaker award from the final.