Welcome to GUU Ancients and GUU Women’s 2015!
Scotland’s premier competitions are back again on Friday 15 May and Saturday 16 May 2015, bringing you all two days of the best debaters; judges; and socials of the year! On Sunday 17 May 2015 GUU Women’s also takes place, following on from the great success of Scotland’s first female debating competition last year.
GUU Ancients takes place over two days with five rounds of seven minute speeches with a break to semi-finals. The final will be hosted in the world famous GUU Debates Chamber where some of the best known names in British politics first cut their teeth.
Before the final we will be putting on our usual three course, black tie dinner at which you can relax, schmooze and share a drink with the brightest and best of the debating circuit, IoNA and beyond! Afterwards, let your hair down and reel the night away at our fantastic, traditional Scottish ceilidh with an authentic, yes – authentic, ceilidh band providing you all with some tunes. Of course, no GUU Ancients social would be complete without our irresistible Yakka so we’ll, as ever, be throwing in a few bins for good measure for everyone to enjoy!
Talking of illustrious names in debating, who better to bring you a fantastic weekend of debating than our incredible CA team this year:
- Emilia Carlqvist: EUDC 2013 ESL Champion; EUDC 2014 ESL Finalist; WUDC 2013 ESL Finalist; EUDC 2015 DCA; EUDC 2016 CA; Berlin IV 2014 Winner; Jacob’s Open 2013 Winner; Nordic Debating Championship 2013 Winner; Cambridge IV 2014 CA; Oxford IV 2014 CA; Manchester IV 2014 CA; Lund IV 2013 CA
- Simon Tunnicliffe: WUDC 2015 Grand Final Judge; Glasgow Ancients 2013 Winner; 2012 Finalist; Sheffield 2012 Winner; WUDC 2012 & 2013 Octo-Finalist; Imperial IV 2013 Finalist; Red Sea Open 2013 Finalist; Warwick IV 2013 CA; Bristol Open 2013 CA; Hull Open 2013 CA; Roosevelt 2013 CA
- Hugh Guidera: WUDC 2015 Semi Finalist; Oxford 2014 Finalist; SOAS 2014 Champion; Galway Open 2014 Champion; Cork IV 2013 Finalist; TCD IV DCA
- Heather Whiteside: EUDC Quarter-Finalist; York 2015 CA; SOAS IV 2014 CA; Aberdeen IV 2014 CA; Sheffield 2014 DCA; Heriot-Watt 2013 Winner; Scottish Mace 2014 Finalist; Cambridge 2014 Quarter-Finalist; Oxford Women’s Open 2013 Finalist; TCD Open 2013 Finalist; Ljubljana 2014 Finalist; and, of course, beloved Former GUU Debates Convener!
Institutions that send to Ancients will be eligible for FREE teams for GUU Womens’ the next day so don’t miss out on this double reg package for the weekend. CA's For women's are
CA of the IR Open, Leeds and Newcastle Mixed Double winner, Heriott-Watt Finalist, Scottish Mace Semi-Finalist, Multiple breaking judge including SOAS Open, Imperial, Durham IV and Aberdeen Open
Champion of the inaugural Glasgow Womens’, Scottish Mace and Edinburgh Cup Semi-Finalist, DCA of Manchester Schools.
Maria Ni Fhlatharta
Ca of the inaugural Tallaght IV, Finalist of Cork and Leiden IVs, Breaking judge at Oxford Women’s and Leiden.
Emilia Calqvist (Euros ESL Champion and Ancients 2015 Co-CA) will also be part of the judging pool.
Registration dues are £40 in advance for UK based institutions and Open teams [£50 on the day] and £30 for non-UK based institutions. Registration for GUU Womens’ if you can’t make Ancients the day before will be £10 in advance [£15 on the day].
**Registration will be opening very soon so keep your eyes on this event for further information**
Make a Glasgow weekend of it and be sure not to miss out!.
Friday 15 May 2015 (GUU Ancients)
15:30 Registration opens
17:00 Round 1 announced
18:50 Round 2 announced
20:40 Dinner and social
Saturday 16 May 2015 (GUU Ancients)
09:00 Registration opens
10:00 Round 3 announced
12:00 Round 4 announced
14:00 Round 5 announced
16:00 Break and Semi-finals
20:00 Grand Final
22:00 Yakka and Ceilidh
Sunday 17 May 2015 (GUU Women’s)
08:30 Registration Opens
09:30 Round 1 announced
11:30 Round 2 announced
14:30 Round 3 announced
16:30 Round 4 announced
18:30 Dinner and break announcement
GUU Debates Convener 2014/15
GUU Ancients Convener 2014/15
GUU Women’s Convener 2014/15