The College hosted an ‘EU
On the evening of Wednesday June 15th, Radley
came together to watch the hottest topic in the news at the moment: should
Britain leave the EU? The Theatre was the setting and battlefield. On the
Eurosceptic side was future Academic Prefect, Archie Clifton-Brown, future
Senior Prefect, James Maidment (above) and the established Mr Wiseman. Against them was
George Gent, Benedict Yorston and Head of Science, Mr Mosedale.
Head of Academic Studies, Mr Rathbone successfully prompted
the debaters to discuss important areas of the referendum, including the four
subtopics; the economy, international relations, immigration and the sovereignty
of the UK. Chairing the debate, Mr Rathbone pounced on any arguments, ensuring
the debaters’ arguments were up to scratch and of the highest standard.
Benedict Yorston (below) focused particularly on immigration,
proposing an argument that seemed to rattle the Brexiters. Archie Clifton-Brown
fired back against the Europhiles and James Maidment impressively had answers
and evidence for every question George Gent could throw at him. The Dons
brought wisdom and knowledge to the floor and the evening was concluded with a
vote on whether to leave the EU or not.
The room decided to stay, although the Brexit campaign
swayed many a Radleian to vote in favour of Brexit.
Overall the highly-anticipated evening did not disappoint
and created expectation for the 23rd June.
Many thanks to all involved.
Report by James
Gosling and Tom Whitbread, A Social 6.1