The Union Debating Society is the only debating society in Scotland to hold weekly public debates, single speaker events, or panel discussions. We have welcomed a number of esteemed speakers from a variety of backgrounds, including journalism, politics and academia. Previous speakers have included Ian Duncan, Baron Duncan Of Springbank, the Israeli Ambassador to the UK, and Willie Rennie (Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats).

All matriculated students of the University of St Andrews are automatically members of the Union Debating Society and our events are free to attend for all members. Please note we may check your matriculation card at the door.

Details of our upcoming events are below.

Public Events

We hold weekly public debates in Lower Parliament Hall. We have an exciting line-up for S1 2021, see opposite. 


Booking maybe required for some of our events. Please check our Facebook page for more details about specific events and a link to secure your tickets.  

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