Monthly Archives: November 2015

Winners and pics from the WoW on 26/11/15

Dear Warriors,

A very exciting WoW session this week, with all six winning Candidates beating the crowd, on the following topics:

That Charlie Sheen is a great man – Rayvin Nair

That the age of sexual consent should be lowered to 14 – Nkesi Ndamati

That homosexual couples should not be allowed to adopt – Nathan Ziel

That there is no cause worth dying for – Elizabeth Sangobiyi

That aliens are already living among us – Hussein Akins

That what someone does in the privacy of their own home is nobody else’s business – Jesse Bunton-Cole

…and our ‘Judge of the Day’ – Daniel Matticoli, who, despite facing our formidable Candidates, asked intelligent and nuanced questions.

Here are some photos of the evening:

See you this Thursday at 6pm in N001 for the next WoW.

Dan

Weekly WoW positions released for 03/12/15!!!

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 Weekly WoW positions – for all students across the university – for THURSDAY 3rd DECEMBER, to be held in N001 (the lecture theatre OPPOSITE the Weston Auditorium) at 6pm.

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 Wikipedia is making us all less intelligent

2. That abortion, for any other reason than ill health or if the foetus was a product of rape, is murder

3. That housewives/husbands should receive at least minimum wage

4. That UK prisons are too soft

5. That there should be an absolute right to free speech

6. That gay actors/actresses must ‘out’ themselves

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 NATHAN GHANN AND I (!!!) will be your judges! N.B. If you volunteer, then you MUST attend and participate – no ‘cold feet’.

As usual, the weekly social in Club DeHavilland will take place straight afterwards from 7.30pm onwards.

See you on the 3rd!

Dan

Winners and pics from the WoW on 19/11/15

Dear Warriors,

An interesting and introspective ‘Interfaith Week’ WoW session this week, with four winning Candidates beating the crowd, on the following topics:

1. That spirituality and religion are not the same thing – Greta Grochal

2. That it would be better for the human race if we all adhered to the same faith – Rayz Khan

3. That historical and current human conflicts and tragedies proves that God cannot exist – Ahmad Ali Alshemari

4. That faith and religious beliefs are not a choice, but a compulsion – Angela Johnson

…and our ‘Judge of the Day’ – Esmee (surname please – comment on the blogpost), who came up with some difficult and interesting questions for all of our Candidates.

Here are some photos of the evening:

See you this evening in the Weston Auditorium for the next WoW at 6pm!

Dan

ENTER THE 26/11/15 WoW CANDIDATES!!!

Dear Warriors,

You are invited to come, watch and question the six candidates of the week who have been selected, at random, to attempt to defend the following positions on Thursday 26th November at 6pm in the Weston Auditorium:

1. That Charlie Sheen is a great man – Rayvin Nair

2. That the age of sexual consent should be lowered to 14 – Nkesi Ndamati

3. That homosexual couples should not be allowed to adopt – Nathan Ziel

4. That there is no cause worth dying for – Elizabeth Sangobiyi

5. That aliens are already living among us – Hussein Akins

6. That what someone does in the privacy of their own home is nobody else’s business – Muhammad Ali

NB. 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 3rd December – positions will be advertised a few days prior, as usual.

Don’t forget that there will be the weekly social at Club DeHavilland straight afterwards at 7.30pm.

See you Thursday!

Dan

Weekly WoW positions released for 26/11/15!!!

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 Weekly WoW positions – for all students across the university – for THURSDAY 26th NOVEMBER, to be held in The Weston Auditorium at 6pm.

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 Charlie Sheen is a great man

2. That the age of sexual consent should be lowered to 14

3. That homosexual couples should not be allowed to adopt

4. That there is no cause worth dying for

5. That aliens are already living among us

6. That what someone does in the privacy of their own home is nobody else’s business

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’.

As usual, the weekly social in Club DeHavilland will take place straight afterwards from 7.30pm onwards.

See you on the 26th!

Dan

ENTER THE 19/11/15 WoW CANDIDATES!!!

INTERFAITH WEEK SPECIAL

Dear Warriors,

You are invited to come, watch and question the six candidates of the week who have been selected, at random, to attempt to defend the following positions on Thursday 19th November at 6pm in the Weston Auditorium:

1. That spirituality and religion are not the same thing – Greta Grochal

2. That it would be better for the human race if we all adhered to the same faith – Rayz Khan

3. That historical and current human conflicts and tragedies proves that God cannot exist – Ahmad Ali Alshemari

4. That faith and religious beliefs are not a choice, but a compulsion – Angela Johnson

5. That all faiths and religions are somewhat based on the concepts of karma, moral guilt and/or reincarnation – Muhammad Ali

6. That love of money and consumerism is the new worldwide religion – Emmanuelle Haxhikadrija

NB. 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 26th November – positions will be advertised a few days prior, as usual.

Don’t forget that there will be the weekly social at Club DeHavilland straight afterwards at 7.30pm.

See you Thursday!

Dan

Winners and pics from the WoW on 12/11/15

Dear Warriors,

A superb WoW session this week, with four winning Candidates beating the crowd, on the following topics:

That feminism has gone too far. – Brandon Toh Kah Meng

That there is no good reason for the war on terror. – Mariam Bafo

That the UK should bring back hanging. – Shugri Omar

That online piracy is good for the music business. – Ragib Yassar Arman

…and our ‘Judge of the Day’ – Angel S Razavi-Nematollahi, who came up with some cool-headed, razor-sharp questions for all of our Candidates.

Here are some photos of the evening:

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See you next Thursday in the Weston Auditorium for the next WoW at 6pm on 19th November 2015!

Dan

‘INTERFAITH WEEK’ WoW positions released for 19/11/15!!!

Dear Warriors,

We are celebrating INTERFAITH WEEK, WoW-style! Interfaith week is an annual celebration which highlights the importance of interfaith understanding and cooperation. People from all backgrounds have the opportunity to find out about different faiths and beliefs and to discuss, debate, learn and celebrate diversity.

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 Weekly WoW positions – for all students across the university – for THURSDAY 19th NOVEMBER, to be held in The Weston Auditorium at 6pm.

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 spirituality and religion are not the same thing

2. That it would be better for the human race if we all adhered to the same faith

3. That historical and current human conflicts and tragedies proves that God cannot exist

4. That faith and religious beliefs are not a choice, but a compulsion

5. That all faiths and religions are somewhat based on the concepts of karma, moral guilt and/or reincarnation

6. That love of money and consumerism is the new worldwide religion

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’.

As usual, the weekly social in Club DeHavilland will take place straight afterwards from 7.30pm onwards.

See you on the 19th!

Dan

For more information on Interfaith Week, click HERE

Winners and pics from the WoW on 05/11/15

Dear Warriors,

A thrilling WoW session this week, with five winning Candidates outwitting the crowd, on the following topics:

That social media has made the world a lonelier place – Sean Murinda

That arranged marriages are better than other types of marriage – Emmaunelle Haxhikadrija

That alcohol was never meant to be consumed and should be banned – Prisca Mboma

That the UK should allow assisted suicide – Senay Kahsay

That we should be allowed to genetically engineer ‘perfect’ human beings – Felistus Kasongu

…and our ‘Judge of the Day’ – Jesse Bunton-Cole, who came up with some amazing questions for all of our Candidates.

Here are some photos of the evening:

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See you next Thursday in the Weston Auditorium for the next WoW at 6pm on 12th November 2015!

Dan

ENTER THE 12/11/15 WoW CANDIDATES!!!

Dear Warriors,

You are invited to come, watch and question the six candidates of the week who have been selected, at random, to attempt to defend the following positions on Thursday 12th November at 6pm in the Weston Auditorium:

1. That feminism has gone too far. – Brandon Toh Kah Meng

2. That capitalism does not work. – Mohammad Islam-Ruman

3. That there is no good reason for the war on terror. – Mariam Bafo

4. That the UK should bring back hanging. – Shugri Omar

5. That cosmetic surgery is doing more harm than good. – Raymond Molade Adeokulu

6. That online piracy is good for the music business. – Ragib Yassar Arman

NB. 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 19th November – positions will be advertised a few days prior, as usual.

Don’t forget that there will be the weekly social at Club DeHavilland straight afterwards at 7.30pm.

See you Thursday!

Dan