Monthly Archives: October 2016

ENTER THE 03/11/16 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 3rd November at 6pm in N001 on DeHavilland campus:

1. That child adoption should be restricted to heterosexual, married couples – Felistus Kasongu

2. That university students should be streamed according to ability – James Cantwell

3. That the Forum should be alcohol-free – Emmanuelle Haxhikadrija

4. That the BBC should not be bidding for expensive TV shows, such as the Great British Bake Off – Brandy Forson

5. That football teams with rioting fans should be banned from the leagues – Motunrayo Olowu

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 10th November – positions will be advertised a few days prior, as usual. See you Thursday!

Dan

Winners from the WoW on 27/10/16

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Dear Warriors,

All of our Candidates successfully saw off the lively crowd this week, on the following topics:

That university assessment grades should be abolished – Ahmad Ali

That physical abuse on prisoners in prisons should be encouraged – Dan McKenna

That there should be a flat rate of tax for all – Daniel Olayiwola

That wifi should be free for all users anywhere in the world – Niki Ioannou

That Iran should be allowed to build a nuclear arsenal – Asher Kodjo-Soroh

…and our ‘Judge of the Day’ – James Cantwell, who rattled all of our candidates with some amazing questioning.

See you on Thursday 3rd November at 6pm in N001 for the next WoW!

Dan

Weekly WoW positions released for 03/11/16!!!

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 3rd NOVEMBER, to be held in the N001 (near to the entrance of 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 child adoption should be restricted to heterosexual, married couples

2. That university students should be streamed according to ability

3. That the Forum should be alcohol-free

4. That the BBC should not be bidding for expensive TV shows, such as the Great British Bake Off

5. That football teams with rioting fans should be banned from the leagues

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 3rd!

Dan

ENTER THE 27/10/16 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 27th October at 6pm in the Weston Auditorium on DeHavilland campus:

1. That university assessment grades should be abolished – Ahmad Ali

2. That physical abuse on prisoners in prisons should be encouraged – Melisa Homan

3. That there should be a flat rate of tax for all – Daniel Olayiwola

4. That wifi should be free for all users anywhere in the world – Niki Ioannou

5. That Iran should be allowed to build a nuclear arsenal – Asher Kodjo-Soroh

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 3rd November – positions will be advertised a few days prior, as usual. See you Thursday!

Dan

Winners from the WoW on 20/10/16

Dear Warriors,

Four Candidates successfully beat the huge, vociferous crowd this week, on the following topics:

That euthanasia should be allowed for anyone who wants it – Mehwisch Khan

That censorship of the media is sometimes justified – Charlly Simon

That bullying in schools can never be stopped – Rahma Sheikh

That the UK, post-Brexit, is in deep trouble – Mohammad Islam-Ruman

…and our ‘Judge of the Day’ – Sasha Hoey, who calmly slaughtered a number of our candidates, with some piercing questioning.

See you on Thursday 27th October at 6pm in the Weston Auditorium for the next WoW!

Dan

Weekly WoW positions released for 27/10/16!!!

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 27th OCTOBER, 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 university assessment grades should be abolished

2. That physical abuse on prisoners in prisons should be encouraged

3. That there should be a flat rate of tax for all

4. That wifi should be free for all users anywhere in the world

5. That Iran should be allowed to build a nuclear arsenal

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 27th!

Dan

ENTER THE 20/10/16 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 20th October at 6pm in N002 (near to the entrance to the Weston Auditorium on DeHavilland campus):

1. That Donald Trump is a feminist – Amir Subhani

2. That euthanasia should be allowed for anyone who wants it – Mehwisch Khan

3. That censorship of the media is sometimes justified – Charlly Simon

4. That bullying in schools can never be stopped – Rahma Sheikh

5. That the UK, post-Brexit, is in deep trouble – David Aguirre

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 27th October – positions will be advertised a few days prior, as usual. See you Thursday!

Dan

Weekly WoW positions released for 20/10/16!!!

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 20th OCTOBER, to be held in N002 (near the entrance to 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 Donald Trump is a feminist

2. That euthanasia should be allowed for anyone who wants it

3. That censorship of the media is sometimes justified

4. That bullying in schools can never be stopped

5. That the UK, post-Brexit, is in deep trouble

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 20th!

Dan

Winners from the WoW on 13/10/16

Dear Warriors,

Four Candidates successfully beat the excitable crowd this week, on the following topics:

That higher prize money in men’s than women’s sports is justified – Joyeoba Oyekan

That students are not the university’s ‘customers’, and should not be treated as such – Ghulam Ali Hassan

That smartphones have ruined the world – Felistus Kasongu

That ingestion of cannabis should be tried at least once – Motunrayo Olowu

…and our ‘Judge of the Day’ – Claire Chok Mann, who unravelled a number of our candidates, with some astute questioning.

See you on Thursday 20th October at 6pm in N002 for the next WoW, followed by the Vice-Chancellor’s Annual Lecture at 7pm in the Weston Auditorium!

Dan

ENTER THE 13/10/16 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 13th October at 6pm in N001 (opposite the entrance to the Weston Auditorium on DeHavilland campus):

1. That higher prize money in men’s than women’s sports is justified – Joyeoba Oyekan

2. That students are not the university’s ‘customers’, and should not be treated as such – Ghulam Ali Hassan

3. That smartphones have ruined the world – Felistus Kasongu

4. That being ‘patriotic’ is actually being racist – Asher Kodjo-Soroh

5. That ingestion of cannabis should be tried at least once – Motunrayo Olowu

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 20th October – positions will be advertised a few days prior, as usual.

See you Thursday!

Dan