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International Mace Final
Sat 29 April 2017, 12:00 – 19:00 BST
The International Mace Final is the final stage of John Smith Memorial Mace and the Schools Mace. The National School and University Champions of Scotland, Ireland (including Northern Ireland), Wales and England will meet in a final debate to determine who will win the International Mace.
There will be two semi finals in the morning between the National Schools Champions. There will be one final between the final two Schools Champions and one final with the four University Champions in the afternoon.
The topics for the debate will be challenging but accessible to a wider audience. The topics will be announced in advance of the day itself to give teams time to prepare.
The debates will be judged by panels made up of highly qualifed and experienced judges from Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland as well as ESU staff.
There will be an award ceremony and reception to conclude the day. It will also be the 60th anniversary of the Schools' Mace and there will be a celebration of the history of the oldest and largest competition in the UK.