Sylvester McCoy at The Cambridge Union Society

Sylvester McCoy in conversation with Ted Loveday (Speakers Officer Easter 2014), Sunday 4th May 2014.

Sylvester is an actor perhaps best known for playing the seventh incarnation of the Doctor, the last in the original run of Doctor Who. More recently, he played the inimitable wizard Radagast the Brown in The Hobbit. He began his career as a comic act and busker for children's television.

David Hasselhoff Speaks at the Cambridge Union

On Saturday 24th May, David Hasselhoff visited the Cambridge Union to talk to members about his career as a singer, actor, and entertainer. Despite the pressures of an examination term event, he attracted a large and enthusiastic audience who crowded in to see the Knight Rider and Baywatch star.

For the full report: www.cus.org/pressreleases

David Nicholls at The Cambridge Union Society

David Nicholls in conversation with Ted Loveday (Speakers Officer Easter 2014), Monday 12th May 2014.

David is the author of the international bestseller One Day, named Galaxy Book of the Year in 2010 and made into a film featuring Anne Hathaway. He previously wrote the University Challenge romance Starter For Ten and adapted it into a 2006 film that starred James McAvoy and Benedict Cumberbatch. He also wrote The Understudy and is a prolific TV screenwriter who has also been involved in acting and directing.

Russian Minister-Counselor to the United Kingdom Speaks at the Cambridge Union

On Monday 19th May, the Cambridge Union welcomed the Minister-Counsellor of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom, Alexander Kramarenko, who holds the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Considering the political instability in Eastern Europe, and the ongoing situation in Syria, members were invited to engage with one of Russia’s key diplomatic players, and question the role of Russia in the modern world. 

For the full report: www.cus.org/pressreleases

David Nicholls at The Cambridge Union Society

David Nicholls in conversation with Ted Loveday (Speakers Officer Easter 2014), Monday 12th May 2014.

David is the author of the international bestseller One Day, named Galaxy Book of the Year in 2010 and made into a film featuring Anne Hathaway. He previously wrote the University Challenge romance Starter for Ten and adapted it into a 2006 film that starred James McAvoy and Benedict Cumberbatch. He also wrote The Understudy and is a prolific TV screenwriter who has also been involved in acting and directing.

This House Believes Scotland should be an Independent Country

On Thursday 16th May, the Union hosted a debate on the topical motion of ‘This House Believes Scotland should be an Independent Country’. The debate was characterized by extraordinary passion, and excitement at having a chance at trying to come to a conclusion on this controversial motion.

The House divided against the motion.

For the full report: www.cus.org/pressreleases

Katie Hopkins Speaks at the Union

Last night, the Cambridge Union Society welcomed Katie Hopkins in a Q and A style event that allowed members of the Union the chance to engage and challenge her notorious views. All in all, the evening was certainly a controversial one and covered a wide range of topics, and allowed Hopkins the chance to go beyond what she described as “a 2 minute time slot… where you have to smash your point of view through” on television sofas.

Sylvester McCoy at The Cambridge Union Society

Sylvester McCoy in conversation with Ted Loveday (Speakers Officer Easter 2014), Sunday 4th May 2014.

Sylvester is an actor perhaps best known for playing the seventh incarnation of the Doctor, the last in the original run of Doctor Who. More recently, he played the inimitable wizard Radagast the Brown in The Hobbit. He began his career as a comic act and busker for children's television.