Durham is one of the leaders on the UK debating circuit- every week the Union sends out debaters to compete in competitions all around the UK. Further to domestic success, Durham also annually sends out debaters to the European debating competition and the World debating competition.
—Anon. Director of Debating
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Our Internal Competitions
Durham is renowned for the strength of its internal competitions as well. Each year in Michaelmas the Freshers’ Cup is hotly contested, showcasing the newest talent and the future of the Union. In Epiphany, the Inter-Collegiate Cup displays the best debaters from each college. Each Easter, the Robson Cup is held to determine the best individual speaker in the University.