THE OXFORD UNION
All students enrolled on our Academic Semester Courses are automatically given membership of the Oxford Union, the world-renowned debating society, for the duration of their stay. Located just 500 yards from the college, the Union is steeped in history and tradition and has served as the training-ground for many a politician. Many British prime ministers learnt their debating skills at the Union and some were Union Presidents in their student days.
In addition to weekly student debates, there are regular guest speakers from the worlds of politics, entertainment, business and sport. A short list of past speakers would include Presidents Reagan, Nixon and Carter; Malcolm X, Robert Kennedy and, more recently, Newt Gingrich, Madeleine Albright and Clint Eastwood.
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The Union is more than just a debating club, however. It also serves as an informal gathering place for student recreation and its buildings comprise a fine lending library, a reading room, a snooker room and a lively café and bar. These constitute a wonderful social centre for students in Oxford, whether from Oxford University, Oxford Brookes University or from other courses, such as The Oxford Advanced Studies Program.
Visit the Union website: www.oxford-union.org for more information.