Tilbury House at Oxford IV

Will they, won’t they? For once the joke isn’t directed towards the British, and potential Brexit plans but towards Tilbury House. Will they return to Oxford once more?
The anyser is… yes, they did!
Tilbury House finally found their way back to Oxford IV, from 8th to 9th November 2019, where we attended the tournament back in 2017. Even the very same team, consisting of Ruben Dillmann and Helena Hecke, debated with the same enthusiasm they’d back two years ago.
Visiting Oxford again, had been a familiar feeling for them, and they achieved a total of 770 speaker points as a team!

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Quick note: Workshop fall out

Due out workshop coach having fallen sick, there won’t be a workshop this Thursday, 21st November 2019.

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Tilbury Workshop: First things first

Yesterday evening we were joyous to have so many people joining our newcomer workshop. We hope yesterday’s debate gave you an insight in how debating works.
But perhaps some questions are still left. At least we have to unpack a lot about debating.

For Thursday 24th Ocotber 2019 our workshop host Helena Hecke will give you an indepth understanding about BP (British Parliament) debating style for an introduction for all newcomers.
Join us at 7.30pm in Hörsaal XVIIb in the Hauptgebäude of the University of Cologne.

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Tilbury Workshop: What do we talk about again? – Part 2

For this evening, the 17th October 2019, our workshop host Helena Hecke steps up the topic the last week: Understanding motions.
As you learnt about understanding the specfic nature of different motions last week, you’re now equipped learning, and invited asking questions about unusual types of motions.
As you will encounter them at least once in one debate tournament, this workshops intents to learn about these motions in your own pace, and help you out with individual questions.

Join us this evening at 19.30 o’clock, 17th Ocotber 2019 in Hörsaal XVIIb in the Hauptgebäude of theUniversity of Cologne:

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Tilbury Workshop: What are we talking about again?

This House believes, the other House regrets, and another House is actually Kim-Jong Un’s minister of foreign affairs.
As we already talked about in our workshops, wordigs of motions can be pretty essential to the understanding the motion. But actually we don’t need to overthink every word in a motion twice, the introducing words „This House…“ already tell us a lot how we’re going to debate.
Do we explain how our policy is going to solve a problem, do we argue out of the perspective of the French prime minister and therefore prioritize the export of Camenbert over negociations with Denmark? In this workshop you’ll learn key essentials to understand a motion, and how you avoid arguing outside the motion.

Beginning with the new semester we can guarantee you enjoyable workshops evenings on almost every Thursday again. As usual, our fantastic workshop organizer Helena Hecke awaits you at 19.30 o’clock in Hörsaal XVII b in the Hauptgebäude of the University of Cologne, this Thursday, 10th October 2019.

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New faces for a new semester… or, Tilbury House invites you to our Newcomer’s Day

The new semester, or for some their first university experience, started, and with a fresh start we would like to welcome every debating-curious person to join us!

Debating can offer you many opportunities: Improving your argumentative skills, practicing your style of speech, becoming confident in speaking English, or collecting international experience. In any case, debating can be versatile.

If you are curious what debating actually is, or if you have some questions for us, or you actually would like to actually try out debating, we warmly welcome you to our offcial Newcomer’s Day!
The Newcomer’s Day is for all who are curious about debating. This evening we will give you a handy guide to debating in general, gladly answer to questions you might have but also tell you a bit more about ourselves, and what our Debating Society can offer you.

Interested? Then we invite you to our Newcomer’s Day 22nd Ocotber 2019, at 19.30 o’clock in Hörsaal XVIIb in the Hauptgebäude of the University of Cologne.

In case you already woud like to get some information, feel free to contact us either on this website or on Facebook.

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Tilbury House at EUDC 2019

Two teams of our society were brave in two ways this summer: First, attending the European Debating Championship 2019 in Athens, and travelling during the hottest period of this year.
The teams of Helena Hecke and Ruben Dillmann, and Ida Holschabch, and Michael Breiman, attended Athens EUDC 2019, from 4th August to 9th August 2019.

As usual attendence at EUDCs every year brims with exciting challenges: many teams,and great speakers competing with each other, great CAs presenting difficult yet intriguing motions – for an entire week.
Our debaters enjoyed a dense weeks of demanding debates but also experienced a summerweek in one of Europe’s historically famous cities.
They enjoyed the competetions, and very proud of their acribic performance.

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