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.

This House Believes That Money Has Ruined Sport

In the Chair: Michael Dunn Goekjian, President (Easter 2014)

As clubs, leagues and players get ever-richer, we delve into the heated debate on money in sport. Tonight we explore whether large scale investment and inflated sporting wages have done active harm or not.

PROPOSITION:

DR JOANNE HUDSON
is a sports psychologist specialising in motivation and self-perception. She is on the editorial board of three peer-review journals, and has acted as a consultant for international standard athletes.

This House Believes That The Catholic Church Is A Force For Good

In the Chair: Michael Dunn Goekjian, President (Easter 2014)

Just over a year into Pope Francis' tenure, we examine the impact the world's largest organisation has on people. Tonight we explore whether an institution under fire in recent years can still be seen as a force of active good.

PROPOSITION:

FR ANDREW PINSENT
is Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at Oxford University. His research has focused on high-energy physics and moral perception.

This House Believes That The Catholic Church Is A Force For Good

In the Chair: Michael Dunn Goekjian, President (Easter 2014)

Just over a year into Pope Francis' tenure, we examine the impact the world's largest organisation has on people. Tonight we explore whether an institution under fire in recent years can still be seen as a force of active good.

PROPOSITION:

FR ANDREW PINSENT
is Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at Oxford University. His research has focused on high-energy physics and moral perception.

Changes to the Constitution of the Cambridge Union Society

On Tuesday 29th April the Union’s trustees unanimously passed a new constitution for the Society, due to come into force after the end of this term. The changes have been sent by email to members, and will be reflected in the new constitution which will be uploaded to this website soon.

Changes being made include:

1. A legal facelift
2. Changes to Disciplinary Procedures
3. Qualifications for the Presidency