Digby Brown announce sponsorship with Edinburgh University’s Debates Union

Edinburgh Debates Union at Digby Brown Edinburgh office

This October, Digby Brown Solicitors is delighted to sponsor two notable debating competitions hosted by Edinburgh University Debates Union (EUDU) – The Women’s Open and The Edinburgh Cup. 

EUDU has been the centre of Edinburgh University’s social and political dialogue for nearly 130 years, promoting debate and discussion between students on an array of challenging issues. 

Hosting weekly training workshops and a selection of interesting public debates throughout the year, EUDU is one of the most successful debating societies in the UK.

The Women’s Open will take place on Friday 11th October, and invites female debaters to argue their motions over the course of the day, before being judged by a panel of experts. 

The Edinburgh Cup will then take place the following Saturday and Sunday, with competitors participating in five rounds of debating over the course of two days. On the Sunday evening, Digby Brown will have the honour of announcing the winners.

Although debating has its roots in ancient politics, its importance is more relevant than ever - both in government and wider society. Competitive debating provides students with the chance to consider alternative perspectives on a range of current issues, encouraging them to put forward their side of an argument in a persuasive and professional manner. Our solicitors are well accustomed to this in the court rooms, and Digby Brown fully acknowledge the importance of honing debating skills in times of great social and political change.

Over the last decade, the growth of social media has arguably allowed young adults to be more switched on than ever before, providing them with platforms to openly engage in debate, as well as a wealth of easily accessible information. They are capable and trusted to present their views on societal issues in a way that we respect, and we are therefore proud to sponsor these events.

The firm will be hosting two further public debating events with EUDU over the course of the academic year, working closely with the union to promote debate throughout the university community.