Lucy Probert (née Madden) has an MA in English Literature from the
University of Durham where she studied feminist poetics in
Irish poetry. She began debating at school when she participated in the
Debating Matters competition
2006-7 where her team won the national finals. Since then, Lucy has
maintained strong links with competition, mentoring students
and judging and chairing debates in local and regional rounds in the
North East. With a keen interest in current affairs, Lucy has also
edited online student magazine
also writing articles on a range of subjects such as the Equality Act
2010, anti-social behaviour and foreign policy.
Lucy has worked extensively with The Great Debate, notably on
our Schools Programme,
co-facilitating school workshops, acting as
a judge at the
Newcastle University Year of Sustainability school debate event in 2011
and helping to run the day workshop Facing the Future.
Lucy is chairing the youth panel of Embracing the Future as part of the
launch of Great North Festival in April 2013.
Lucy developing debating materials with sixth form students