The Debating Society welcomed former Conservative MP and Junior Health Minister Edwina Currie to debate the motion Margaret Thatcher was good for Britain.
The Debating Society hold regular meetings in the school library and this one was full to capacity as pupils and staff gathered to hear Edwina Currie debate the pros and cons of the motion with Sixth Formers Murray Jallands, Adam Keyworth and Richard Seed. The debate was chaired by Finley Nolan.
The debate took in wide ranging issues including economic policy, equality, privatisation, share ownership, the miners’ strike and social housing. Following the Debating Society’s House Rules, the discussion was good humoured and informative.
The Debating Society regularly invite external speakers to join them and Ms Currie kindly responded to a letter from Adam Keyworth. In her closing speech she stressed the great importance of open debate and discussion in schools.