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UCL Debating Society is UCL’s oldest and arguably most prestigious society. First established in 1828, we are proud to present a passionate debating environment modeled on the foundations of free speech and critical thought that our university embodies. We welcome anyone of any background and academic discipline: our committee and membership are always diverse in culture and opinion. We all work with a shared commitment to ensure that anyone and everyone can feel comfortable discussing their ideas, which allows our events to be an effective forum to get informed, engaged and involved with social, political and economic issues of the day. 

Brief history

History of UCL's Debate Society since its founding in 1828.

honorary members

Members who have made a lasting impact on the society and earned a lifetime membership.

previous presidents

Record of previous presidents who spearheaded the society over history.

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