Thursday 10th October at 7 pm – Challenge Debate against Trinity College Dublin
Booking has now closed for this event
THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT THE BEST IS YET TO COME
In similar fashion to our challenge to the Cambridge Union, two years ago, the Cambridge Society of Paris has challenged Trinity College Dublin to a debateÂ and we will be speaking in favour of the motion that the best is yet to come.
Our speakers, Andrew Lyndon-Skeggs and Edward Archer, will be joined by Alan Riding as guest speaker. Alan graduated from Bristol University and was, for 30 years, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. Alan spent two decades covering Latin Americaâ€™s dictatorship, armed rebellions, drug wars and economic meltdown. He was later the newspaperâ€™s Paris bureau chief and European cultural correspondent. He is author of books on Mexico, Shakespeare and Opera and, most recently, of â€œAnd The Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-occupied Paris.â€ He remains a resident of Paris. Andrew and Edward need little introduction to most of our members, Andrew being the current President and Edward a past President of our Society.
TCD have put forward an impressive team, with Edward Donalon, Declan McCavana and their guest speaker David Doyle. David is H.E Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO of St. Kitts and Nevis, while Declan is President of the French Debating Association. Edward is a Barrister and worked for the OECD before becoming an independent consultant in Regulatory Management.
HE Ambassador of Ireland to France Patricia O’Brien has kindly agreed to host the debate, which will take place at the Irish Embassy, 12 Avenue Foch, 75116 Paris. The Debate will be followed by drinks and the event is expected to conclude at 8:45 pm.
Tickets are now on sale: â‚¬20 per person for Society members and their guests, with a discounted price of â‚¬10 per person for members or guests under 30 years of age. Early booking is recommended as we anticipate that demand may exceed the number of places that have been allocated to us. For members who are not able to book their place through the website, a PDF booking form can be obtained by contacting Tony Banton on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unless all tickets are sold before, the final date for booking your place is Sunday 6th October, as the list of participants then has to be provided to the Embassy’s security staff.
As the debate takes place in the Irish Embassy, members and guests must bring photographic ID in order to be admitted to the event.