The Perse School

The Great 400 Debate

1 Oct 2015

FR Leavis debateYesterday, on the 400th anniversary of The Perse, members of Senior Debating Society and the F. R. Leavis Society joined forces to debate the motion ‘This House believes F. R. Leavis is the greatest Old Persean’. With Sixth Formers Paris and Dominic proposing the motion by drawing on the importance of Leavis’ contribution to the field of literary criticism, Emily Russell and Tristan Alphey (also in the Sixth Form) opposed by highlighting the array of F R Leavis Debatetalented Old Perseans and reminding us of those who tragically lost their lives in the First World War.

Following this interesting, if unusual, debate, Senior Debating Society will meet again on 14 October to debate the motion: ‘This House believes the selection of Jeremy Corbyn marks the death of Labour’.


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