The Hist’s Maiden Speakers competition is the best introduction to public speaking and debating in College. Anyone can take part, as long as you’re a Trinity student and haven’t debated at University level before. The competition starts early in Michaelmas with non-competitive rounds to ease you into debating. The competition has 5 rounds, with one round happening every week. Then it breaks into quarter-finals, semi-finals and finally a black tie final in the Chamber of the GMB.

You can sign up at the stand during Freshers Week and in the GMB during Week 1; talk to Catherine, the Record Secretary and Maidens convenor, for more details.

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