London students narrowly miss winning World Universities Debating Championships

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London students narrowly miss winning World Universities Debating Championships

A pair of London students narrowly missed out on taking home the top prize in this year’s World Universities Debating Championship.

Steven Rajavinothan and Michael O’Dywer took on students from Harvard and Oxford during the competition, which has been running since 1982, hosted in Malaysia.

Each round of the tournament sees students from four teams represent the proposition and opposition of topics which are announced shortly before the debate begins.

The duo joined Headline London to discuss the competition and why it’s important for young people to get involved in debating.

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