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Grattan's

‘And when did it become okay for one person to be the boss of everybody, huh? Because that’s not what Rome’s about. We should totally just stab Caesar!’
A noted classicist, probably.

Do you sneer at the zeitgeist-surfers who simper over current affairs? Do you really like history? Do you really like debating? Do you kind of like history, kind of like debating, and harbour a certain curiosity as to how a cross-pollination between the two would turn out? Then this is the College Historical Society Henry Grattan Historical Motions Competition for you.

Every week, we’ll hold rounds where you debate a historical question from the perspective of an involved figure. Bringing up Hitler is discouraged, except in debates about Nazism, where it might be somewhat instrumental to doing well.