Epsom College will host the BBC's flagship political debate Question Time on Thursday (May 30).

The visit of the renowned panel debate programme marks the first time the college has hosted the event, which will take place in Epsom College’s Big School building.

In keeping with the traditions of the long-running programme the panel is being kept a closely guarded secret until the day before filming.

Guests are due to be announced on the programme’s Twitter feed on Wednesday May 30.

Epsom College's Headmaster, Jay Piggot, said that he hoped hosting the famous debate show would inspire students at the college.

"We are delighted to be hosting Question Time at Epsom College. Our school has long fostered and revered the life of the mind, and we are pleased to welcome some of our country’s foremost thinkers and politicians to discuss the pressing matters of our time," Mr Piggot said.

"We want our pupils to be excited by ideas and the exchange of arguments; inevitably, the quality of political debate on display will engage and inspire our pupils," he added.

Thursday's edition of Question Time marks the first broadcast of the programme since last week's dramatic European Union elections and this among other topics will likely feature in the discussions.

Epsom College said there was still limited space available for those hoping to be in the audience.

If you're interested in applying to be in the audience, copy and paste this link to the BBC's application form: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5vyK2GwYrdQGFvCJyKNfZhn/join-the-question-time-audience/contact