Creating a new tradition at Writtle College: Great Writtle Debate

March 2010

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

During March study week (8-12th),the Management Education Centre at Writtle College organised its first Great Writtle Debate, titled “"This House believes that: Education in Human Values, not Human Rights Legislation is best placed to lead us away from global humanitarian crises" as part of the Writtle College – Scholarly Activities Week.

The speakers for the Motion were Prof. Carole Brooke from Professors of the Faith and Miss Jessica Kim Lee, a postgraduate student in Business Management and the speaker against the Motion was Dr James Doubleday of Equality and Human Rights Commission.

This Debate was opened by Prof Dave Butcher, Principal of Writtle College and chaired by Dr. Thomas Jeyendran, Programme Manager for MBA and MA in Business Management.

This lively, yet friendly debate generated the age old ‘chicken or egg’ question and the attendees voted in favour of the Motion swayed by the speakers’ arguments on the Education in Human Values.