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.
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 at 6:30 PM in room 308B at the Faculty of Arts 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 Liberal Arts venue
The faculty building is right next to the metro station of the (green) line A called "Staroměstská." There is also a tram and bus stop with the same name and you can take a direct bus number 207 from Florenc bus station, Staroměstská is its final stop.
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.