Michael Crick is the political correspondent for Channel 4 News and one of the country’s most important journalists. He was a founding member of the Channel 4 News Team when the programme was launched in 1982. In 1990 he joined the BBC, first at Panorama then moving to Newsnight in 1992 where he became political correspondent in 2007 before returning to Channel 4 in 2011. He has been at the forefront of the investigative journalism of recent years and only this year was chosen as Specialist Journalist of the Year at the Royal Television Society journalism awards.
"To die or not to die?"
Sir Alan Ward is no stranger to anyone interested in law, ethics and philosophy.
He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal on 13th February 1995 and is famous for appearing in several notable cases and together with Lord Justice Brooke and Lord Justice Walker delivered the landmark judgement in the conjoined twins case.
Chairman Rogers is one of a handful of people at the forefront of US national security.
As Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence he oversees the House's primary panel fur authorising the funding for and overseeing the execution of the intelligent activities of the United States government. He has also been instrumental in the development of NSA's data collection activities.
Roy Hodgson has been England manager since May 2012.
He has a stellar track record managing 16 separate teams in 8 countries, including Inter Milan and Liverpool. He brought great success to the Finnish and Swiss teams he managed and is fluent in five languages. Despite England's losses at the World Cup and accompanying criticism, his management is yet to display less resolution.
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 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”.
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
The Motion was Thus Carried
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:
William Fitzalan Howard
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**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.