Bernie is fundraising

Debating Matters Championship for Battle of Ideas

£755.00 + £176.25 Gift Aid = £931.25
Donated to Bernie’s £6000.00 Goal

Bernie’s story

Debating Matters provides a unique format for debating for sixth-formers. Unlike other debating competitions that emphasise rhetorical flourishes and procedural knowhow, Debating Matters is built on substance over style. Participants have to demonstrate that they have done their research, have a grasp of the facts and figures, but most of all understand the thorny ethical dilemmas underpinning each debate.

Having experienced DM Championships at first hand, I would love more sixth-formers to get the chance to take part. If I can meet my fundraising goal, that will provide enough money to stage a DM Championship for between six and 12 schools. Your support would be very welcome!

All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.


Battle of Ideas

boi is a new educational and citizenship charity. It continues the work of a number of projects originally started by the Academy of Ideas, including Debating Matters, a schools debating competitions for sixth-formers, The Academy, an annual residential weekend with the aim of being a taste of 'university as it should be', and Living Freedom, a residential school in London for 18- to 25-year-olds that explores the past, present and future of freedom.

Like any new charity, boi needs funds to get going with this work and to provide a long-term future for these projects. For example, we would love to have more Debating Matters Championships around the UK so that more school students can have the experience of researching, arguing for and defending ideas on some of the biggest issues of our times.

Your support would be hugely appreciated!

Registered Charity Number: 1178999.

Find out more about Battle of Ideas

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