Charles university debate club

Charles University Debate Club was founded in 2002, and meets on a weekly basis to hold debates in the British Parliamentary style. In this debating format, four teams of two (two teams on side government, two on side opposition) do their best to persuade the judges and audience of their arguments on the motion provided. The motions we debate are relevant to important current issues in society and international politics, from the legalization of euthanasia to anti-terrorism policies. Debating cultivates skills of analytical thinking, precise expression of ideas, and rhetorical style. Our club is open to all students of Charles University as well as anyone with an interest in debating.

Regular meetings

We often debate in English, and we invite all English speaking students in Prague to come to our regular meetings, which take place every Wednesday in room 120 at the Faculty of law of Charles University.

Please note that we do not meet during holidays, and debates are occasionally canceled during exam periods or immediately before them, so you may want to contact us in advance for confirmation that the Wednesday meeting is going ahead.

Faculty of law venue

The faculty building is right next to the tram and bus stop "Právnická fakulta" and there is a direct bus number 207 from Florenc bus station (direction Staroměstská). If you arrive at the main train station (Hlavní nádraží) or train station Nádraží Holešovice, take the (red) metro line C to Florenc and then change to bus number 207. Metro station Staroměstská (green line A) is about five minutes walking distance from the faculty.

Email

If you want to get in touch via email, feel free to message dkuk@dkuk.cz.

Facebook

We also have a facebook page that we make frequent use of. Please note that posts on this page are in Czech and Slovak, but we can communicate with you in English via any posts or messages here.