Bonnie Tyler at the Cambridge Union

Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. Born in Skewen, she spent seven years performing in pubs and clubs around South Wales before being signed to RCA Records in 1975. Tyler is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s. Her singing has been compared to Rod Stewart and Kim Carnes, and she has been referred to as the 'International First Lady of RockTyler first achieved major chart success in the 1970s with "It's a Heartache".

Bill Oddie at the Cambridge Union

Bill Oddie is an author, broadcaster and comedian. He studied English Literature at Pembroke College, Cambridge and was a member of the Footlights. His comedy career on the BBC included the series 'I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again' and 'The Goodies'. He is also an avid birdwatcher and has co-produced the bi-annual BBC Springwatch/Autumnwatch.

This House Would Publish the Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

Emergency debates precede main debates, and are a chance for students to debate either light-hearted matters or matters relevant to Cambridge or the weeks news.

This House Would Reclaim the Word Slut

Emergency debates precede main debates, and are a chance for students to debate either light-hearted matters or matters relevant to Cambridge or the weeks news.

This House Would Legalise Duelling to the Death

Emergency debates precede main debates, and are a chance for students to debate either light-hearted matters or matters relevant to Cambridge or the weeks news.

This House Suppports 'Whose University?'

Emergency debates precede main debates, and are a chance for students to debate either light-hearted matters or matters relevant to Cambridge or the weeks news.

This House Would Give Up and Go Home

Emergency debates precede main debates, and are a chance for students to debate either light-hearted matters or matters relevant to Cambridge or the weeks news.

This House Would Ban Drinking Societies

Emergency debates precede main debates, and are a chance for students to debate either light-hearted matters or matters relevant to Cambridge or the weeks news.

The Union Presents Stephen Fry with a Wedding Cake (Lent 2015)

On January 29th 2015, Stephen Fry returned to the Union to oppose the motion, 'This House Would Disestablish the Church of England'.

At the end of the debate, the President of the Union had a surprise for him.

For the full debate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Oht8VDW6SY

This House Would Disestablish the Church of England

The Union tackled one of the pressing constitutional issues of our generation by asking whether coming decisions on the future of the UK’s political structure should also remove the Church of England’s established status within the United Kingdom, and thus its privileged position within British Government.

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Giles Fraser is a Church of England priest, and a columnist for The Guardian. He is a former Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral; responsible for ethics and engagement with the City of London.

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