What is debating?

In short, debating is won by convincing a judge or judges of you and your team partners’ arguments. You will be facing an opposing team who will try to bring better arguments or attempt to undermine yours. Debates are centered around motions which can range from motions like  “This House believes that the prison system should favor rehabilitation over punishment” to motions that are much less serious (and very unrealistic) like “This house would create a global market for the selling of babies.” (Final motion at Trinity College 2018)