6 June, 2018, Noon - 7pm, St Andrews

A tournament in which teams of high school students match wits with each other discussing ethical issues of public concern.  It’s not a debating competition and isn’t won by proving the opposing side wrong. Rather, it’s a collaborative discussion, and the team that best displays the virtues of insightfulness, thoughtfulness and civility takes home the ultimate prize, the cup itself!

Welcome, Ampleforth College!

Ampleforth College, in North Yorkshire, is registered for the Cup.


It’s time to sign up for the Cup!  Instructions on the registration page.

Bursaries Available!

The John Stuart Mill Cup is happy to announce the creation of two £500 bursaries to offset the costs of participating in the Cup.  For details on how to apply and to find out whether your school is eligible, go to the registration page.

Sally Mapstone to judge the Cup

Great news yet again!: Sally Mapstone, Principal of the University of St. Andrews, will be serving as judge in the championship match of the Cup.

Magnus Llewellin to judge the Cup

More exciting news!: Magnus Llewellin, Scotland Editor of The Times, will be serving as judge in the championship match of the Cup.