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. 

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.

CUS Live: Launching Soon

CUS Live is the new service for members to access Union events remotely, launching in Michaelmas 2014.

When active, members will be able to access this section of the CUS Website with their Union credentials. All Union events will be live streamed in HD to this page from a fully automated multi-camera rig being installed in the Main Chamber, and members can contribute with questions and comments on a sidebar.

For the full story or to access this service, click here.

Welcome to the Cambridge Union!

For those receiving good news this week - welcome to the University of Cambridge! You might have heard a bit about the Cambridge Union Society already. It's not just the biggest society in Cambridge, but it is also the oldest debating society in the world. In the past we've hosted a wide range of exciting figures - from Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan and Russell Brand, to controversial activists like Julian Assange, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Welcome to the Cambridge Union

Whether you're a Fresher, Post-Grad or a member of staff at Cambridge, the Union offers a unique chance to make the most out of your Cambridge experience. For two hundred years, we have been a central hub for students to meet, socialise and discuss the issues that matter to them.

Members can speak as equals with statesmen and celebrities, meet legendary figures, get access to unrivalled facilities and enjoy a fantastic range of social events.

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