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      John Smith Memorial Mace 2012-13: International Grand Final in Edinburgh

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      April 20, 2013

      Saturday   5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

      22-26 George Street
      Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH2 2PQ

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      John Smith Memorial Mace 2012-13: International Grand Final

      English-Speaking Union Scotland is proud to be hosting debates featuring the best university debating teams in Wales, Scotland, England and Ireland who will battle it out to be crowned the 2012-13 John Smith Memorial Mace Champion.

      Founded in 1954, the John Smith Memorial Mace is one of the largest and most prestigious debating competitions in the world, featuring over 200 teams across four national championships.


      Former winners include the late Donald Dewar, The Rt Hon Charles Kennedy, Bob Marshall-Andrews MP, The Rt Hon the Lord Hunt of Wirral, Professor Anthony Clare, and the late Labour leader, John Smith, in whose honour the competition was renamed in 1995.


      The International Grand Final of the John Smith Memorial Mace will take place on Saturday 20 April at The Royal Society of Edinburgh. The event will start at 6:15pm - doors will open at 5:30pm.


      This is a fantastic opportunity to watch a high quality debate and take part in a  public floor debate on a controversial topic. 

      The draw for the debate is as follows:

      1st Propostion: England-Kaplan Law School

      1st Opposition: Wales-Aberystwyth University

      2nd Proposition: Ireland-Trinity College Dublin Historical Society

      2nd Opposition: Scotland-St. Andrews University

      The motion for this year's final will be "This House Would Make the Use of

      Unmanned Military Attack Vehicles a War Crime". 

      For more information please contact Andrea Sharpe at ESU Scotland at or on 0131 229 1528.

      The John Smith Memorial Mace is generously sponsored by Baillie Gifford.

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      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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