This house believes that private schools are bad for society
Proposing: Fiona Millar, Journalist and education campaigner
Opposing: Adam Pettitt, Head of Highgate School
The debates begin at 8pm and doors open at 7.30pm. They are free and open to everybody. Please reserve a place.
Highgate debates are held three or four times a year in the Victoria Hall. Debates have been about topical issues such as UK membership of the European Union, tax avoidance and drugs policy. Speakers have included many well-known public intellectuals, and Members of both Houses of Parliament. A special feature has been the participation of local secondary schools who have provided seconders for motions .
The debates follow a traditional format with discussion opened to the audience after opening speeches and then a final vote.