His Holiness Radhanath Swami Speaks at the Cambridge Union

Title of talk: Influence without Affluence

Radhanath Swami is a globally renowned author, speaker and philanthropist. His philanthropic work includes managing hospitals, mobile clinics and food distribution programs. His project midday meals feeds over 1 million children per day. His autobiography The Journey Home tell of his adventure as a teenager from a suburb in Chicago to now being one of India's most respected spiritual teachers.

Martin Wolf Speaks at the Cambridge Union

Martin Wolf is chief economics commentator at the Financial Times and widely considered the world’s most influential writer on economics.

He has been a forum fellow at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999 and a member of the UK government's Independent Commission on Banking in 2010-2011. He will be speaking on the subject of his most recent book “The Shifts and The Shocks” which is a comprehensive analysis of the lessons of the financial crisis. Past books include “Why Globalisation Works” and “Fixing Global Finance”.

Robert Downey Jr. Speaks at the Cambridge Union

Robert Downey Jr. is currently the highest paid actor in Hollywood, starring in multiple box-office hits such Iron Man, the Avengers and Sherlock Holmes.

Downey is currently in the UK promoting his new film, The Judge, co-produced by his production company Team Downey and starring Downey himself.

This House Believes Oxbridge is a Force for Good

As the perennial debate in the media rages on over Oxbridge’s reputation for elitism and social regressivism, we ask our incoming freshers the question: can Cambridge and Oxford ever be a positive presence in the world?

THURSDAY 9 OCTOBER 2014
7.30pm

Ayes 39%
Noes 36%
Abstentions 23%

The Motion was Thus Carried

Hustings: Candidates for Easter 2015

Hustings for candidates wishing to be elected for Easter 2015.

The election was on Friday, 28th November 2014. Polls were open between 9am and 6pm, and voting took place online at www.cus.org/elections.

Candidates are as follows:

President:
Christof Epaminondas

Executive Officer:
William Fitzalan Howard

Speakers Officer:
Katherine Reggler
Anna Gawedzka

Treasurer:
Till Schoefer
James Taylor
Jack Lewy

Social Events Officer:
Helen Lam

This House Believes UKIP has been Good for British Politics

**Due to national press interest, this debate has been uploaded early. The full Michaelmas 2014 program will be uploaded in mid December**

In the Chair: Tim Squirrell, President of the Union (Michaelmas 2014)

The rise of UKIP represents the most serious threat in a generation to the dominance of the political establishment. In this debate we ask whether this and the issues it has thrust to the forefront of national politics is a positive development.

Zumba: Cancelled

Zumba class this evening has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Regular classes will resume next week.

Standing Committee: Vacancy

The Union has opened applications to fill the vacant position of Head of Audio-Visual. 

With the installation of CUS Live, the Head of Audio-Visual is now one of the Union’s most senior appointed positions - and applications are now open to fill the vacancy. 

CUS Live: Members Only

With the conclusion of our World War One debate: the open period is now finished. 

CUS Live is now a members only service, and can be accessed by logging into your Union account at www.cus.org/CUSLive

Surprise Speaker Announcements

The Union can officially confirm that Robert Downey jr. will be speaking at the Union on Friday, 17th October, and the Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Daniel Taub, will be speaking on Monday 20th October.

Both events will be live streamed to members only on CUS Live. The open period will end on Friday afternoon, so make sure you have joined the Union by then to attend.

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