We do competitive speaking and oral philosophy
——— Local Results ———
British Parliamentary Debate:
In 2008, Colin Murphy, an alumni of UC Davis 2001 and RIT 2006, initiated a British Parliamentary Debate program at UC Davis, in accordance with the popular global debate format practiced at Oxford and Cambridge. More information about BP in North America can be found below:
Debate Videos and Workshops
* Teams UC Davis competes against include
Hobert William Smith,
The King's College,
For more information about debate,
National Parliamentary Debate:
Between 2002-2004, UC Davis Debate was captained by Katie Bryant and Aaron Cohen. One team placed first in the nation, and one team placed 9th the following year.
Henry Soong led the team in 2005. During the winter quarter of the 2005-2006 school year, the debate team competed at Diablo Valley College, Point Loma University, San Francisco, and at Oregon State for Nationals. In 2007, Larissa Murakami, Alexander Tcholakov, and Casey McQuillan led the team the following year with Dr. Don Abbott as the advisor.
UC Davis tying for 1st Place at CSU Fresno
Group picture at dinner after a long day of debating at Nationals Finished 2nd place at the UCSD Tournament. January 2007 In 2008-2009, many new members joined the team. We took first place at two tournaments in the novice division. At Novice Nationals, HarrisonNoah and Charlie Tierney placed in the top five teams and Harrison took the title of First Place speaker.
In 2009-2010, we were was ranked 21st in the nation. Our novices won University of the Pacific and Northridge, closed out Santa Clara University, and placed second in the JV division of Northern California Forensics Association Championships, while, in varsity, Harrison Noah and Charlie Tierney qualified to the NPTE