Congratulations to James Smith and Zahan Bharucha on their superb
win in the second round of The English-Speaking Union (ESU) National Debating

Not intimidated by the splendour of the Blue Room at Stowe on
Monday 25 January 2016, the boys were declared unanimous victors. Debating
against the motion that non-essential plastic surgery should be banned,
they were potentially in difficult territory.  However, both boys achieved
a reasoned and reasonable position to leave the other five teams in their

James and Zahan now go on to compete in the regional final in
February in a quest to win the championship for the first time since
1981.  We wish them every success.

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