Schedule

The Multilingual Debate 2018 takes place on Wednesday 21st March at Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh campus.

As with previous years, we are able to stream the event live over the internet. Please sign up via the link at the top right of this webpage or by clicking here.

Morning session

Wednesday 21st March, 10.00am - 12.00pm

Conference Hall, James Watt Centre

The following motion will be debated:

“This House believes that social media present a serious threat to the health and safety of young people.”

10.00    Welcome from (English)
(preceded by introduction in English  from Fanny Chouc, MLD coordinator and official opening by Pr Gill Hogg)

 
Introduction from the Chair (5 minutes) José María Conde (Spanish)
First  vote (pre-debate) on the motion


Speeches (5min)
Thomas Chaurin, Education Attaché at the French Institute – against the motion (French)
Andrea Wieler-Goodbrand, MSc MCIL AITI –for the motion (German)
Ramon Inglada, Assistant Professor – against the motion (Spanish)
Pr Isabelle Perez – for the motion
Dr Annelies Kusters, researcher – against the motion (BSL)
Emma Kauling, researcher – for the motion

 

11.00    Question and answer session
Questions and contributions from the audience should be addressed, in any of the conference languages, to the Chair, who will ask the panel of speakers whether any of them wish to respond. Members of the audience wishing to put a question or make a contribution are asked to wait until the mobile microphone reaches them before speaking. Questions from our online audience received via Twitter.

11.30    Summing-up speech by the Chair (3 minutes) (Spanish)
Second vote (Final) on the motion
Concluding words and thanks from the Chair (3 minutes) José Maria Conde (Spanish)

(all durations listed above are approximate)


Running Order for Multilingual Debate
Unless otherwise specified, the interpreters listed will be working INTO English from the French/German/Spanish original.  The following chronological list shows where and when each student will be interpreting. It is best understood in conjunction with the itinerary on the front of the sheet which shows the list and order of speakers.

Speeches

Booth   1

Booth   2

Booth   3

(English)
Welcome

Into French
Titouan Tessier

Into Chinese
Wei Wenyu
Zhan Wanyue

Into Chinese
Huang Liuhao
Fang Xiangyu

(Spanish)
Intro

Eilidh Maclachlan
Sophie Muir

Kirsty Ferguson
Jemma Murphy

Bella Hawthorne
Annie Nelson

(French)
 AGAINST

 Joe Mckellar
Lizzie Birch

 Kirsty Fergyson
Jemma Murphy

Bella Hawthorne
Liam Campbell

(German)
FOR

Heather Davies 
Sophie Adlington 

Tom Hickey
Anna Spence

Annie Nelson
Joe McKellar

(Spanish)
AGAINST

Clare Morgan
Hana Smith

 Victoria Monk
Dilara Monasipova

 Sheila Baruzzi 
Heather Davies

(French)
FOR

Elizabeth Birch 
Dilara Monasipova

 Abbie Sims
Gregor Millar

Eilidh Maclachlan
Sophie Muir

(BSL)
AGAINST

David Allen, Lizzie Entwistle-Jones, Jamie Doyle and Anna Spence

English
FOR

Into French
Titouan Tessier

Into Chinese
Wei Wenyu
Zhan Wanyue

Into Chinese
Huang Liuhao
Fang Xiangyu

Q & A

 Into French
Lizzie Birch
Liam Campbell

 Into Spanish from Eng
Claire Morgan
Hana Smith

 SP&FR/ENG
Sheila Baruzzi 
DE<>EN Heather Davies 

Summing-up  (Spanish)

 Victoria Monk
Tom Hickey

Gregor Millar
Abbie Sims

Heather Davies 
Sophie Adlington

(Spanish)           
Concluding words

Sheila Baruzzi 
Tom Hickey

Gregor Millar
Abbie Sims

Heather Davies 
Sophie Adlington

BSL interpreting:
For the Panel:  Abby Stevenson, Sophie Morrison, Maia Stone, Sara Burns
For the Audience:        David Allen, Lizzie Entwistle-Jones, Jamie Doyle and Anna Spence

We would like to thank AV Department for supplying the conference interpreting equipment. AV Department supplies sound engineering and equipment support for conferences and public events.  https://avdept.co.uk/

Afternoon session

Wednesday 21st March, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Conference Hall, James Watt Centre

The following motion will be debated:

“This House believes that a clear and short timeframe needs to be adopted in order to phase out fossil energies and replace them solely with renewable ones”.

2.00       Introduction and Welcome by  Fanny Chouc, MLD Coordinator

Introduction from the Chair (5 minutes) Pr Jemina Napier (Eng)
First  vote (pre-debate) on the motion
Speeches (5min)
Peter Müller-McDougall, Honorary Consul General for Switzerland in Edinburgh (Ge) [for]
Zhuzhu Chuanming (Ch) [against]
Eleonore Walper (Fr) [for]
Robert Skinner, researcher (Eng) [against]
Leyla Navarrete, Language Assistant (Sp) [for]
Antoine Trombik, Language Assistant (Fr) [against]

3.00       Question and answer session
Questions and contributions from the audience should be addressed, in any of the conference languages, to the Chair, who will ask the panel of speakers whether any of them wish to respond. Members of the audience wishing to put a question or make a contribution are asked to wait until the mobile microphone reaches them before speaking. Questions from our online audience received via Twitter.

3.30       Summing-up speech by the Chair (3 minutes) (English)
Second vote (Final) on the motion
Concluding words and thanks from the Chair (3 minutes) Pr Jemina Napier (English)

(all durations listed above are approximate)

Unless otherwise specified, the interpreters listed will be working INTO English from the French/German/Spanish original.  The following chronological list shows where and when each student will be interpreting. It is best understood in conjunction with the itinerary on the front of the sheet which shows the list and order of speakers.

Speeches

Booth     1

Booth     2

Booth     3

(English)
Welcome

Into Greek
Artemis Sakorafa

Into French
Océane Couchez
Melanie Joud

Into German
Sarah Fisher
Lukas Jetzig

Intro

Into Greek
Artemis Sakorafa

Into French
Michael Mullaney
Delphine Randriatsongaina

Into German
Sarah Fisher
Lukas Jetzig

German
(FOR)

Niamh Walsh
Joanna  Tokarska

Lena Ott
Franziska Mohr

Diana Maria Paius
Daniel Williams

Chinese
(AGAINST)

Zhao Hong
Zhi Yiming

Zhou Sien
Chen You-Hsuan

Liu Xingling
Lin Pin-Hsuan

French
(FOR)

Abigail Thomson
Daniel Williams

Jordan Montarry
Caitlin Carty

Alistair Wales
Amy Hares

English
(AGAINST)

Into Spanish
Ariadne Martel Galvan Francisco

Into German
Lena Ott
Franziska Mohr

Into Spanish
Alfonso Moles Sanchez
Ksenia Montgomery

Spanish
 (FOR)

Artemis Sakorafa
Mara San Juan

Adam Williamson
Beth Matheson

Hollie Davies
Rebekah Dawes

French
(AGAINST)

Mbaba Daigne
Delphine Randriatsongaina

Michael Mullaney
Jordan Montarry

Caitlin Carty
Amy Hares

Q & A

Into Chinese
Li Yao
Zou Xiaowei

Into Chinese
Luan Xiaping
Li Huan

Into Spanish
Claudia Torralba Rubinos
Marina Gonzales Gonzales

Summing-up 

Into Chinese
Mao Yi
Quan Shuyun

Into Chinese
Sun Yue
Tang Yingqian

Into French
Océane Couchez
Melanie Joud

               
Concluding words

Into Chinese
Mao Yi
Quan Shuyun

Into Chinese
Sun Yue
Tang Yingqian

Into Greek
Artemis Sakorafa

We would like to thank AV Department for supplying the conference interpreting equipment. AV Department supplies sound engineering and equipment support for conferences and public events.  https://avdept.co.uk/ 




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