This week was a very strange WoW, with four winners from the pool of candidates. What was strange was that three of the four student winners had no chance to prepare whatosever – having been picked to WoW on the day, while they were sitting quietly in the audience (believing that their participation would be confined to simply heckling the prepared candidates). That being said, their performances were good enough to allow them to collect credits. Absolutely excellent impromptu WoWing!
Since this was special Common Reading programme ‘Environmental Issues’-themed WoW, participants picked up a free copy of the Uni’s recommended book The Wave.
The list of student (sorry, Jacob Clinton) winners this week is:
Here are some photos of the event:
Have a great Christmas and New Year, and see you in Semester B for more WoWs. Towards the end of the academic year, the knockout WoW tournament will start, to see who will be crowned this years ‘Ultimate Word Warrior’.
I am delighted to release the Weekly WoW positions for THIS COMING TUESDAY, to be held in the Weston Auditorium at 1.30pm on 16th December.
If you would like to defend any of these positions, please volunteer, using the ‘comments’ box below, and I will assign you a position at random (subject to availability):
1. That there is no point trying to protect endangered species
2. That man-made global warming is a multi-government led conspiracy theory
3. That fossil fuels can be phased out of use within five years
4. That humans should not be living in high risk areas
5. That we should stop wasting money on space programmes
6. That the planet has never been happier
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; (c) popularity – the public vote. The judge’s decision is final – and I will be your judge.
you are invited and encouraged to watch, participate and question the following lecturers who will be attempting to defend their positions at 6pm on Thursday December 11th in the Courtroom, as part of the School of Law Christmas Party celebrations:
1. That there is no such thing as ‘society’ – Penny Carey
2. That human beings are innately good – Edina Harbinja
3. That man-made global warming is a good thing – Dan Berger
4. That all is fair in love and war – Neal Geach
5. That university tuition fees are too cheap – Karen Clark
6. That there are no bad students, only bad lecturers – Chamu Kuppuswamy
7. That the NHS should be privatised – Steve Goulton
8. That money is better than sex – Kevin Rogers
You now have a uniquely fabulous chance to put your lecturers in their place! Come prepared!
Straight afterwards will be the last weekly law social of the year in Club DeHavilland, followed by the ‘Carribean Xmas’ party at the Ramada Jarvis (link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1508661672752085/)
See you there,
This week saw, by far, the best Weekly WoW yet – with three winners from the pool of candidates who were all arguing incredibly difficult positions against a crowd who were loud/boisterous, and above all, brilliant.
The list of winners is:
Here are some photos of the evening:
Next Thursday 11th December is the uniquely special ‘Staff Xmas WoW’, which pits the lecturers against the students.
This will be followed by the last WoW of the year, which will be on environmental themes – to celebrate the Uni’s common reading programme of the book ‘The Wave’. This last WoW of 2014 will be held at 1.30pm on Tuesday 16th December in the Weston Auditorium, not the Courtroom (more details will be posted soon).
A very highly competitive WoW this week, with three winners from the pool of candidates who were all arguing positions on ‘Death to Clichés’ themes:
The list is:
Here are the photos of the event:
See you on Thursday for the next WoW,