Defending Free Speech Since 1815...

From its small beginnings as a debating society, the Cambridge Union now has over 70,000 life members worldwide. Now the oldest debating society in the world, and the largest student society in Cambridge, the Union remains a unique forum for the free exchange of ideas and the art of public debate.

The Union Society is proud of our long and extensive tradition of hosting prominent figures from all areas of public life, including the Dalai Lama, President Ronald Reagan, Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, Prime Ministers Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, and John Major.

This Week at the Union

Thursday 23rd January, 19.30  This House Prefers Reading Oscar Wilde to George Orwell


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This House Believes That Men Cannot Be Feminists

The motion before the house on the 5th of December 2019 read that "This House Believes That Men Cannot Be Feminists".

The line-up included Adama Iwu on the opposition, as well as Rachel Tustin, the outgoing President for Michaelmas 2019 on the proposition. The motion failed dramatically with 165 to the noes.