• Cambridge IV 2011

    Debate motions from the Cambridge IV debate tournament held in 2011

    Round 1: This house would allow family members to forcibly commit proven alcoholics and drug addicts to rehabilitation clinics.
    Round 2: This house believes that all research organizations should institute codes of conduct that forbid the creation of Strong AI.
    Round 3: This house would provide financial assistance to inner city neighborhoods to prevent gentrification
    Round 4: This house believes that China should make extracting a full apology for Japan's War Crimes a top strategic priority
    Round 5: This house believes that feminists should not campaign against polygamy in poor countries.
    Open QF: This house believes that the use of conscripted soldiers should be a war crime.
    ESL SF: This house would take the children of the Amish into care
    Open SF: This house regrets the rise of a distinct African American Culture
    ESL Final: This house believes that it is morally legitimate for Occupy Movement to use violence to undermine capitalist institutions
    Open Final: This house would break up Google's Search monopoly.

  • Cambridge IV 2014

    This is one of the best known tournaments, the Cambridge IV. It was held on 21/23 November 2014 in Cambridge, UK. The motions for the tournament were:

    Round 1: This House Would not punish those who live below the poverty line for economic crimes, e.g. theft
    Round 2: This House, as a superhero, would agree to use their powers solely in service of the democratic state
    Round 3: This House Supports the objectification of men in popular culture.
    Round 4: This House Would require that any houses or apartments left vacant for six months or more be surrendered to the State.
    Round 5: This House Believes That Western foreign policy should abandon attempts to universalise liberal values
    ESL Semi: This House Believes That Google should inform the authorities about suicide searches
    ESL Final: Assuming the existence of a gay gene, This House Would disproportionately favour embryos that possess it in IVF.
    Open Quarter: This House Would prohibit all research aiming to create sentient artificial intelligences.
    Open Semi: This House Supports the New Atheism movement
    Open Final: This House Believes That unpaid domestic workers should strike for state pay

  • Cambridge Women’s 2014

    The Cambridge Women’s debate tournament was held on 23rd November in Cambridge, UK. The women debated:

    Round 1: This House Would legalise the buying and selling of sexual services
    Round 2: This House Believes That football fans should boycott the 2022 world cup in Qatar
    Round 3: This House Believes that the US and Iran should ally to fight ISIS
    Round 4: This House Would aggresively financially incentivise the enrollment of female students in areas with low female enrollment
    ESL Final: This House Believes That developed countries should grant an amnesty to illegil immigrants
    Open Semi: This House Believes that individuals have a right to a basic income regardless of capacity or willingness to work
    Open Final: This House Would allow individuals to sue religious organisations for making decisions that harm them


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