Tom Gould is a Debating Matters alumnus. Having won the competition with Magdalen College School in its 2015-16 run, he spent a year as a debating coach at the school. He is in his second year of studying for a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at St. Hilda’s College of Oxford University and is a member of the Oxford Union, at which he has spoken on two occasions. His particular academic interests include political liberalism, the philosophy of feminism and the works of Wittgenstein. He is also an amateur playwright and will be directing his first play, Section Two, at the Burton Taylor Studio in the first term of next year. Otherwise, Tom is a lifelong Chelsea fan and can often be found despairing in the Matthew Harding stand at Stamford Bridge.