Founded in 1850, The University of Birmingham Debating Society is one of the oldest societies at the University of Birmingham.

The society focuses on competitive debating using the British Parliamentary format and regularly hosts public debates with exceptional guest speakers. We also hold workshops to teach skills in public speaking and debating as well as sending Birmingham teams to national and international competitions every weekend. The society also hosts an ESL (English as a second language) competition, a schools competition and an IV competition each year, opening our doors to all kinds of institutions to experience competitive debating.