Winners from the WoW on 01/12/16

Dear Warriors,

All five Candidates (including me!) beat our crowd last week, on the following topics:

That fast food should be banned – Ahmad Ali

That leadership cannot be taught – Charlly Simon

That credit cards do more harm than good – Amir Subhani

That lawyers are overpaid – Felistus Kasongu

That scientists, mathematicians, philosophers and even theoretical physicists must all agree: GOD EXISTS – Dr Dan Berger (Yes!!!)

Have a wonderful Xmas, New Year and good luck with the rest of your studies!

Dan

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ENTER THE 01/12/16 WoW CANDIDATES!!!

Dear Warriors,

You are invited to come, watch and question the five candidates of the week (including me) who have been selected, at random, to attempt to defend the following positions on Thursday 1st December at 6pm in N001 on DeHavilland campus:

1. That fast food should be bannedAhmad Ali

2. That leadership cannot be taught – Charlly Simon

3. That credit cards do more harm than good – Amir Subhani

4. That lawyers are overpaidFelistus Kasongu

5. That scientists, mathematicians, philosophers and even theoretical physicists must all agree: GOD EXISTS – Dr Dan Berger

N.B. Candidates are picked entirely at random, with one exception.

See you Thursday for my LAST EVER UH WoW!!!

Dan

Winners from the WoW on 24/11/16

Dear Warriors,

All five Candidates beat our crowd last week, on the following topics:

That feminists have killed ‘gentlemanly’ behaviour – James Cantwell

That I would never belong to a trade union – Niki Ioannou

That positive discrimination should be allowed and encouraged – Judith Bahati

That humans should not own pets – Daniel Olayiwola

That I would rather my partner was physically unfaithful with someone else but thinking of me, than physically with me but thinking of someone else – Favour Ilori

See you on Thursday 1st December at 6pm in N001 for MY LAST EVER UH WoW!

Dan

DAN’S LAST EVER UH Weekly WoW positions released for 01/12/16!!!

I WILL BE ARGUING A POSITION NEXT WEEK!

Dear Warriors,

Which of the University’s 10 Schools produces the most analytical, brave, persuasive, intelligent Warriors???

To discover the answer to this question, I am delighted to release the WoW positions  – for all students across the university – for THURSDAY 1st DECEMBER, to be held in N001 on DeHavilland campus at 6pm.

If you would like to defend any of these positions, please simply state ‘I volunteer’ – providing your full name, and name of your School – using the comments box below, and I will pick four names randomly and assign them a position:

1. That fast food should be banned

2. That leadership cannot be taught

3. That credit cards do more harm than good

4. That lawyers are overpaid

5. That … (Please comment below with your position suggestions, and I will randomly pick one to argue next week) – Dr Dan Berger

You will need to consider the position, research it carefully and then defend it for one minute – then be subjected to questions from the audience.

You will be marked on three criteria: (i) content – what you say initially, and in response to questions; (b) presentation – how you say it, and how well you controlled the crowd; and (c) popularity – the public vote. The judge’s decision is final – and I will be your judge! N.B. If you volunteer, then you MUST attend and participate – no ‘cold feet’.

See you on the 1st!

Dan

ENTER THE 24/11/16 WoW CANDIDATES!!!

Dear Warriors,

You are invited to come, watch and question the five candidates of the week who have been selected, at random, to attempt to defend the following positions on Thursday 24th November at 6pm in the Weston Auditorium on DeHavilland campus:

1. That feminists have killed ‘gentlemanly’ behaviour – James Cantwell

2. That I would never belong to a trade unionNiki Ioannou

3. That positive discrimination should be allowed and encouragedJudith Bahati

4. That humans should not own petsDaniel Olayiwola

5. That I would rather my partner was physically unfaithful with someone else but thinking of me, than physically with me but thinking of someone elseFavour Ilori

N.B. Candidates are picked entirely at random: (i) Candidates are assigned positions completely randomly – not on a first-come-first-served basis; (ii) If you have requested to participate and were not picked, please apply for MY LAST EVER UH WoW taking place on Thursday 1st December – positions will be advertised a few days prior, as usual.

See you Thursday!

Dan

Winners from the SPECIAL VICE-CHANCELLOR’S WoW on 24/11/16

Dear Warriors,

Our Candidates were amazing this week, with all five (including our very own Vice-Chancellor!!!) winning, on the following topics:

That some religious food laws are barbaric and should be banned – Caterina A. Valenzuela (Student – Physics, Astronomy and Maths)

That the USA is in better shape than ever before – Sasha Hoey (Student – Journalism and Law)

That student attendance of classes on UH undergraduate degree programmes should be mandatory – Professor Quintin McKellar (Vice-Chancellor)

That society’s views on beauty are flawed and dangerous – Anthonia Offiah (Office of the Dean of Students)

That families should be restricted to two children – Edina Harbinja (Senior Lecturer – Law, Criminology and Political Science)

Here are some pics of the night:

See you on Thursday 1st December at 6pm in N001 for MY LAST EVER UH WoW!

Dan

Weekly WoW positions released for 24/11/16!!!

Dear Warriors,

Which of the University’s 10 Schools produces the most analytical, brave, persuasive, intelligent Warriors???

To discover the answer to this question, I am delighted to release the WoW positions  – for all students across the university – for THURSDAY 24th NOVEMBER, to be held in the  Weston Auditorium on DeHavilland campus at 6pm.

If you would like to defend any of these positions, please simply state ‘I volunteer’ – providing your full name, and name of your School – using the comments box below, and I will pick five names randomly and assign them a position:

1. That feminists have killed ‘gentlemanly’ behaviour

2. That I would never belong to a trade union

3. That positive discrimination should be allowed and encouraged

4. That humans should not own pets

5. That I would rather my partner was physically unfaithful with someone else but thinking of me, than physically with me but thinking of someone else

You will need to consider the position, research it carefully and then defend it for one minute – then be subjected to questions from the audience.

You will be marked on three criteria: (i) content – what you say initially, and in response to questions; (b) presentation – how you say it, and how well you controlled the crowd; and (c) popularity – the public vote. The judge’s decision is final – and I will be your judge! N.B. If you volunteer, then you MUST attend and participate – no ‘cold feet’.

See you on the 24th!

Dan

ENTER THE 17/11/16 SPECIAL VICE-CHANCELLOR’S WoW CANDIDATES!!!

THE VICE-CHANCELLOR WILL BE ARGUING A WoW POSITION THIS WEEK!!!

Dear Warriors,

You are invited to come, watch and question the five candidates of the week who have been selected, at random, to attempt to defend the following positions on Thursday 17th November at 6pm in the Weston Auditorium on DeHavilland campus:

1. That some religious food laws are barbaric and should be bannedCaterina A. Valenzuela (Student – Phyics, Astronomy and Maths)

2. That the USA is in better shape than ever before – Sasha Hoey (Student – Journalism and Law)

3. That student attendance of classes on UH undergraduate degree programmes should be mandatory – Professor Quintin McKellar (Vice-Chancellor)

4. That society’s views on beauty are flawed and dangerous – Anthonia Offiah (Office of the Dean of Students)

5. That families should be restricted to two children – Edina Harbinja (Senior Lecturer – Law, Criminology and Political Science)

N.B. Candidates are picked entirely at random: (i) Candidates are assigned positions completely randomly – not on a first-come-first-served basis; (ii) If you have requested to participate and were not picked, please apply for the next WoW taking place on Thursday 24th November – positions will be advertised a few days prior, as usual.

See you Thursday!

Dan

Winners from the WoW on 10/11/16

Dear Warriors,

Our Candidates smashed it this week, with all five winning, on the following topics:

That no-one should be charged with any criminal offence alleged to have been committed more than ten years ago – James Cantwell

That hosting the Olympic Games is a waste of resources – Nehal Mangrio

That human-made climate change is unprovable – Asher Kodjo-Soroh

That the High Court ruling in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016], concerning Art 50 and ‘Brexit’, is a good day for democracy – Otu Ibe-Enwo

That Saddam Hussein should never have been deposed from his Iraqi presidency, let alone executed – Mariam Bafo

…and our ‘Judge of the Day’ – Caterina Valenzuela, who will be arguing a WoW position on 17th Nov (no pressure, Cat).

See you on Thursday 17th November at 6pm in the Weston Auditorium for the next (special Vice-Chancellor’s) WoW!

Dan

Special Vice-Chancellor’s WoW positions released for 17/11/16!!!

THE VICE-CHANCELLOR WILL BE ARGUING A WoW POSITION THIS WEEK!!!

Dear Warriors,

Which of the University’s 10 Schools produces the most analytical, brave, persuasive, intelligent Warriors???

To discover the answer to this question, I am delighted to release the Special Vice-Chancellor’s WoW positions  – for all students across the university – for THURSDAY 17th NOVEMBER, to be held in the  Weston Auditorium on DeHavilland campus at 6pm.

If you would like to defend any of these positions, please simply state ‘I volunteer’ – providing your full name, and name of your School – using the comments box below, and I will pick five names randomly and assign them a position:

1. That some religious food laws are barbaric and should be banned

2. That the USA is in better shape than ever before

3. That student attendance of classes on UH undergraduate degree programmes should be mandatory

4. That society’s views on beauty are flawed and dangerous

5. That families should be restricted to two children

You will need to consider the position, research it carefully and then defend it for one minute – then be subjected to questions from the audience.

You will be marked on three criteria: (i) content – what you say initially, and in response to questions; (b) presentation – how you say it, and how well you controlled the crowd; and (c) popularity – the public vote. The judge’s decision is final – and I will be your judge! N.B. If you volunteer, then you MUST attend and participate – no ‘cold feet’.

See you on the 17th!

Dan