Once again, great minds will gather to earnestly BIRT this year’s question:

“Be it resolved; In every section of FYP, philosophical texts better capture the spirit of the age than literary texts.”

What say you? Join us on April 2 at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall as two teams duel over this bold claim for the Great Debate.


Watch the Great Debate Livestream!


Each team includes two FYP faculty members and two current FYP students.

ModeratorHilary Ilkay

Team “Pro-philosophy”: Neil Robertson, Samuel Gillis Hogan, Charlotte Hawboldt, Thomas Beech

Team “Pro-literature”: Matthew Vanderkwaak, Kirsten Schut, Cohen Aiken, Katherine Kilfoil

Don’t miss your chance to have a say in the winner of the year’s most hotly contested argument!

Join us in person or you can heckle from your living room via the livestream! Harrumph! Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb!