Oliver Stone Speaks at the Cambridge Union

  • Posted on: 17 October 2016
  • By: Press Officer

On October 16th, the Cambridge Union was delighted to welcome world-renowned film-maker, three-time Academy Award Winner and five-time Golden Globe winner, Oliver Stone. Mr Stone opened with a discussion about his recent biography, and the enjoyable process of many hours of interviews with the author. However, the conversation quickly jumped onto his new work Snowden, which he said was asking the question: “how far are we allowed to criticize the American government”.

Oliver Stone Speaks at the Cambridge Union

  • Posted on: 17 October 2016
  • By: Press Officer

On October 16th, the Cambridge Union was delighted to welcome world-renowned film-maker, three-time Academy Award Winner and five-time Golden Globe winner, Oliver Stone. Mr Stone opened with a discussion about his recent biography, and the enjoyable process of many hours of interviews with the author. However, the conversation quickly jumped onto his new work Snowden, which he said was asking the question: “how far are we allowed to criticize the American government”.

NICK CLEGG SPEAKS AT THE CAMBRIDGE UNION

  • Posted on: 28 April 2016
  • By: Press Officer

On the 27th April 2016, the Cambridge Union Society welcomed the former leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister (2010-2015), Nick Clegg MP. The discussion focused around the upcoming referendum on British membership of the European Union, as well as the Liberal Democrats’ record in the coalition government of 2010-2015. For the full story, click here.

The Bicentenary Debate: This House Isn't What it Used to Be

As the Union welcomes back 250 former Presidents and Officers to celebrate its Bicentenary, we welcome some of the finest former Presidents in the Union’s existence to debate the highs and lows of our long and controversial history.

The audio for this event was unfortunately compromised by accidental radio interference from a nearby organisation. We are working on cleaning it, and will replace this video when we are successful.

In the Chair: Amy Gregg, President of the Union (Lent 2015)

Stephen Sondheim's Interactive Q and A at the Cambridge Union

Stephen Sondheim is one of the world's most celebrate composers and lyricists. He wrote the lyrics for West Side Story, and has since composed Sweeney Todd, Company, A Little Night Music and Into the Woods, among many other musicals. He has won an Oscar, a Pulitzer Prize, an Olivier Award, eight Grammies and eight Tony Awards; more than any other composer.

Stephen joining us by videolink for an interactive Q&A with audience members.

Stephen Sondheim Interactive Q & A at the Cambridge Union Society

Stephen Sondheim is one of the world's most celebrate composers and lyricists. He wrote the lyrics for West Side Story, and has since composed Sweeney Todd, Company, A Little Night Music and Into the Woods, among many other musicals. He has won an Oscar, a Pulitzer Prize, an Olivier Award, eight Grammies and eight Tony Awards; more than any other composer. He will be joining us by videolink for an interactive Q&A with audience members.

Germaine Greer at the Cambridge Union Society

Germaine Greer is an Australian theorist, academic and journalist. She is regarded as having been one of the major feminist voices of the mid-20th century, and her ideas and views on women's liberation have created controversy ever since her book ‘The Female Eunuch’ became an international best-seller in 1970. She received her PhD from Newnham College, Cambridge, later becoming a special lecturer and fellow of Newnham from 1989 to 1996. She identifies as a Marxist and anarchist

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