Lent 2015 Debate Suggestions

  • Posted on: 13 July 2014
  • By: Press Officer

The Lent 2015 Team are currently putting together their program of debate motions. 

Is there a topic you would like to see discussed? Do you think there is a theme that often goes unnoticed? Now is your chance to get involved with crafting the Union's program. You can suggest debate motions or themes by clicking here

This House Believes That Feminism Should Exclude Men

In the Chair: Tim Squirrell, President (Easter 2014)
Thursday 12th June 2014

In light of popular criticism of the movement, we question the extent to which men should play an active role in Feminism.


is the outgoing President of the Cambridge Union and, somewhat implausibly perhaps, a man. He is also a second-year mathematician at Trinity and a relatively mediocre competitive debate.

Autism and Talent Forum at the Cambridge Union Society

  • Posted on: 18 June 2014
  • By: Press Officer

On Wednesday, 18th June – the Cambridge Union welcomed the Autism Research Trust in a joint event entitled ‘Autism and the Rubik’s Cube; Creating Order from Chaos’.

Over the course of an hour, the Union chamber played host to some spectacular and moving talent, demonstrating the key links between music, the Rubik’s Cube and autism due to the key balance between repetition and variety.

Click here for the full report.

Easter 2014 Elections

  • Posted on: 12 June 2014
  • By: Press Officer

Easter term elections will be held on Monday 16th June. Polls will open at 9am and close at 6pm. If you are a Union member, you can vote online or in person at the Union during this time. 

Full details and online voting can be found by logging in here: www.cus.org/elections

Full list of positions being contested:

President (Lent 2015)

Executive Officer (Lent 2015)

Speakers Officer (Lent 2015)

Treasurer (Lent 2015)

Social Events Officer (Lent 2015)

Cath Kidston Speaks at the Cambridge Union

  • Posted on: 11 June 2014
  • By: Press Officer

On Wednesday 11th June the Cambridge Union Society welcomed entrepreneur, businesswoman and fashion designer Cath Kidston to discuss the secrets of success of her quintessentially British brand.

Having celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Cath Kidston brand last year, Cath was in a strong position to discuss both the history and the future of the brand, reflecting on how much has changed since she opened her first Notting Hill store in the early 1990s.

Click here for the full report.

This House Believes That Scotland Should Be An Independent Country

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

As the Scottish Independence referendum approaches, we pass our own verdict. Tonight we debate and explore the arguments surrounding Scottish Independence.


is a staff researcher with Business For Scotland, a pro-independence business and economic policy think tank.