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The South London Debating Society enjoyed a tremendous debut on Wednesday night with over 16 people turning out for our very first meeting, smashing the opening night records of the East (9) and Central (7) London Debating Societies.

We met some amazing new people, while welcoming back many existing members who had just been waiting for a South London branch to open. The Tea House Theatre, who welcomed us with open arms – and lots of cake – made everyone feel right at home for our first debate on the limits of free speech.

We kept it to a round table discussion for opening night with two tables producing two very different perspectives. Typical of debaters (or anyone with an opinion of their own I suppose), the consensus swung from blaming the press for harassing individuals to their deaths, on one table, to arguing that the placement of limits on anyone’s free speech is a gross abuse of power by the government, on the other.

We can’t wait to see you all again for our next meeting on Wednesday April 10th in the Tea House Theatre at 7.30 pm.

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