169th Session (2017-2018)


Behold! The debates of the 169th Session of the Literary and Scientific Society! Minutes were written by Mr Peter Dunn and debates were recorded by Mr Matthew Bradley HLM. All minutes are PDF files hosted on Google Drive, and the recordings are .mp3 files hosted on Archive.org. All photos are hosted on Google Drive, and all videos are hosted on our YouTube channel. I hope you enjoy!

First Semester

Mock Snap General Election Debate

This House Believes the Book is Better than the Film

  • 2nd Special Meeting, held at Q-Con in conjunction with QUB Dragonslayers
  • Date: 18/06/2017
  • Minutes (To Be Added)
  • Recording
  • Photos

This House Believes Online Dating is the Death of Romance

This House Would Not Go To Queen’s

This House Believes Islam is Compatible with Western Liberalism

This House Regrets The British Empire

This House Believes Western Politics is Inherently Sexist

  • 3rd Special Meeting, held at Parliament Buildings, Stormont
  • Date: 18/10/2017
  • Minutes
  • Recording
  • Photos

This House Would Enforce Equal Marriage on NI

This House Would Negotiate with Terrorists

This House Would Blaspheme

This House Believes NI Can Have a Post-Sectarian Election

This House Would Stop Funding for Mars Exploration

This House Regrets The Rise in Positive Discrimination

This House Believes All Mental Illness is Curable

  • 5th Special Meeting
  • Date: 28/11/2017
  • Minutes
  • Photos

This House Believes That Trump Will Destroy the Planet

This House Believes Free Will Does Not Exist

Christmas Party Mini-Debates

This House Would Be Dramatic, This House Believes The Literific is an Old Boys’ Club, and This House Would Rather be Naughty than Nice

Second Semester

This House Would Seize the Means of Production

This House Would Experiment with Drugs

This House Would Support the Israeli Government

This House Believes Allies have No Place in Queer Spaces

This House Regrets the Reformation

This House Would Be in an Open Relationship

This House Believes Big Pharma has Done More Harm than Good

  • 19th Ordinary Meeting
  • Date: 22/02/2018
  • Minutes (To Be Added)
  • Recording
  • Photos

This House Would Invade the Soviet Union (1945)

This House Rejects Open Borders (QUB vs UU)

  • 6th Special Meeting
  • Date: 07/03/2018

This House Would Rather be in Slytherin

This House Would Repeal the 8th

This House Believes Antifa is more Dangerous than the White Nationalist Movements (Dufferin Debate)

  • 23rd Ordinary Meeting
  • Date: 22/03/2018
  • Minutes
  • Recording

This House Believes the ROI has Sold Out on NI

Assorted Recordings


Event Cover Photos

The 169th Session also saw the introduction of custom-designed Cover Photos and Videos for each debate and social event. These have been collated here, although please note that the videos have been converted into .gif format, so their quality has degraded somewhat.

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