Thursday 10th October at 7 pm – Challenge Debate against Cambridge University - "THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT THE BEST IS YET TO COME"
THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT THE BEST IS YET TO COME!
The Trinity College Dublin Society of Paris is challenging Cambridge University Alumni Society of Paris to a debate on Thursday 10th October on the kind invitation of HE Ambassador of Ireland to France Patricia O’Brien. The debate will be launched at 7pm and followed by drinks to conclude at at 8:45 pm.
Our speakers, Edward Donelan and Declan Mc Cavana, joined by special guest David Doyle, will open the floor and contest the motion: 'THE BEST IS YET TO COME'. TCD’s honour is in their hands.
Declan (TCD, 1986) is President of the French Debating Association and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Languages and Cultures of l’X Polytechnique.
Dr. Edward (TCD, 1973) is a Barrister and worked for the OECD before becoming an independent consultant in Regulatory Management.
H.E David (TCD 1975) is Ambassador to UNESCO of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Cambridge has put forward an impressive team, with Andrew Lyndon-Skeggs and Edward Archer at the reins, and special guest Alan Riding.
Andrew is the current President of the Cambridge Alumni Society of Paris and Edward a past President of the Society.
Alan is a graduate of Bristol University and for 30 years was a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. Alan spent a colourful two decades reporting n Latin America’s dictatorship, armed rebellions, drug wars and economic meltdown. He was later the newspaper’s Paris bureau chief and European cultural correspondent. He is author of books on Mexico, Shakespeare and Opera and, most recently, of “And The Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-occupied Paris.” He remains a resident of Paris.
Tickets are now on sale:
€20 per person for TCD alumni and their guests, with a discounted price of €10 per person for alumni or guests under 30 years of age.
Early booking is recommended as we anticipate that demand may exceed the number of places available.
Unless all tickets are sold before, the final date for booking your place is Sunday 6th October.
Members and guests must bring photographic ID in order to be admitted to the event.