Second Annual Alumni Debate

Details: Join us for the Hart House Debate Committee’s Second Annual Alumni Debate. The event promises to be a wonderful opportunity for alumni to reconnect with one another and engage with current students. Reception and cocktails to follow.


The topic for the debate:
“Be it resolved that: Shakespeare was right- let’s kill all the lawyers.”


Participants in this debate will be:


Speaking in favour of the motion (The Government team):

  • John Godfrey (Alumnus- Trinity College Class of 1965)
  • Joshua Stark (Student- Law Class of 2013)



Speaking against the motion (The Opposition team):

  • Stephen Goudge (Alumnus – UofT Class of 1964, Law Class of 1968)
  • Ryann Atkins (Student- Law Class of 2013)



John Ferguson Godfrey is an educator, journalist and former Member of Parliament. Stephen Goudge is a former lecturer and litigator, and a sitting judge on the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Josh Stark and Ryann Atkins are third year students at UofT


When: Wed. Feb. 13, from 8:00–9:30 pm
Where: Debates Room, Hart House
Cost: Free / Register at
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