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The Debating Society began its 143rd season with the now-traditional ‘show debate’ by Upper Sixth veterans in a socially distanced Upper. Bengu C and Ianthe F opposed Jamie T and Aidan D, who were proposing that hardy perennial, ‘This House would legalise drugs.’ The proposition made some strong arguments and were nicely thematic, but a strong summing-up speech by the opposition defeated the motion on points. The audience took part in the floor debate with gusto and we hope that they were inspired to represent their houses in the forthcoming Bucket competition. We are enormously grateful to the four debaters, and to chairman Sandy Carnegie, for getting us off to such a good start.