Annual Debating Dinner

On Friday 5 May, the annual black tie Debating Dinner was held in Main Hall with over fifty staff and students from the Senior Society attending. It was a fantastic occasion and a really excellent meal. As might be expected, the speeches and toasts were brilliantly delivered, with Tom Peake, outgoing Society President, reviewing the year.

Our keynote speaker, Mr Philip Lee, gave us a fascinating insight into the electoral process in Worcester in the early 1800s: apparently, the winning candidate would process to the Guildhall on a highly decorated chair which the electorate would then have the opportunity to grab parts of as a reward, leading to one candidate spending over £6,000 on his chair! It was a great evening, a moment to celebrate and say goodbye to our wonderful Upper Sixth debaters.