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Monday, February 1, 2016

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 13:15 Social Yoga

Yoga

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 13:15

Social

Unwind, strengthen and stretch your way to fitness with this class. Vinayasa Yoga is suitable for people of all ages.

Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members

 
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 19:00 Speaker Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 19:00

Speaker

Jeremy Vine is a presenter, broadcaster and journalist. Well
known for his direct interviewing style, Jeremy made his
name presenting both his BBC Radio 2 programme and the
BBC 2 quiz show Eggheads. Also within the BBC, Jeremy
has previously been presenter of Newsnight and Panorama,
political correspondent at Westminster, reporter on the Radio
4 Today programme and has been the Africa correspondent
based in Johannesburg.

 

 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 19:00 Workshop Women's Public Speaking

Women's Public Speaking

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 19:00

Workshop

Whether you’d like to ease your way into Cambridge’s
debating community or simply want to feel more
confident speaking out in seminars, all self-defining
women are welcome at these sessions with top Cambridge
debaters and public speakers. These are aimed at helping
you develop your public speaking technique.. They will be
held at 7.00pm on Tuesdays in the Union building.
We are arranging guest speakers for some of our
workshops. Charlotte Proudman, recently branded a
‘Feminazi’ for speaking candidly about her experiences as
a professional woman on LinkedIn, will be a guest speaker
at the workshop on Tuesday 19 January. We hope to
announce more names during term.
You can come alone or as a group to these events. No
experience is required, and you can come to as many or
as few as you like. Contact womens.officer@cus.org if you
have any queries.

 

 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 19:00 Workshop Debating Workshop

Debating Workshop

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 19:00

Workshop

Any and all members are welcome to attend the
workshops on Wednesdays at 7pm. They cater to all
levels of experience, and teach public speaking as well
as competitive debating. No commitment is necessary
– you can attend as many or as few as you would like.
Workshops cover a broad range of techniques and
debating subject matter, and there are optional practice
debates as well. Our experienced debaters can also teach
you how to judge debates at these workshops. All skills
covered in these workshops are transferable, whether it
be to making floor points during Thursday debates, to
degree seminars, or even to career assessment centres.

 

 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 19:30 Social Self Defence - Jiu Jitsu

Self Defence - Jiu Jitsu

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 19:30

Social

Jiu Jitsu is a Japanese martial art that focuses on
manipulating the opponent's force against them rather
than confronting it with one's own force. Tickets are £4.50
for members and their guests, whilst non-member tickets
will cost £6.50.

 

 
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 16:30 Workshop Members' Discussion Groups

Members' Discussion Groups

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 16:30

Workshop

After member requests, we will now be hosting informal
discussion groups on a Thursday afternoon at 4.30pm in the
Union bar.
These events will be an opportunity for members to meet likeminded
and engaged people who are interested in issues and
want to discuss the debate further in a more relaxed setting
than the chamber.
Tea and coffee will be available, and all are welcome to join at
any time. This is the perfect chance to hone your discussion
skills, meet new people, and provides an interesting and
diverting break from work on a Thursday afternoon.

 

 
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 19:30 Debate This House would have no Diplomatic Relations with Iran

This House would have no Diplomatic Relations with Iran

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 19:30

Debate

The Middle East has rarely been so unstable. While tensions have
escalated recently between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the West has
been trying to re-engage, re-establishing diplomatic relations
after the recent nuclear deal with Iran. Given Iran’s support
of President Assad, and continued inflammatory attitude to
both the US and Israel, the Union questions whether a policy of
reconciliation is the best one.
Cross Party Drinks will held in the bar after this debate.

 

 
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 17:00 Social Zumba

Zumba

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 17:00

Social

Start your weekend with a vigourous dance workout!
Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members

 

 
 
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 21:00 Social SuperBowl Party

SuperBowl Party

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 21:00

Social

Join the Cambridge University Pythons and
hundreds of fellow American Football fans at the
Annual Cambridge Super Bowl Party. Watch Super
Bowl 50 on big screens throughout The Union,
including the chamber itself, bringing you all the
action and halftime show in full. Alongside this,
food and drinks deals will be available all night
long, providing the best atmosphere for watching
the game anywhere in Cambridge. Doors open
at 9.00pm with kickoff at 11.30pm. For more
information, visit www.cambridgesuperbowl.com.
Advance tickets available for £5 via website, ticket
reps, and Union office. £7 on the door.

 

 
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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 13:15 Social Yoga

Yoga

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 13:15

Social

Unwind, strengthen and stretch your way to fitness with this class. Vinayasa Yoga is suitable for people of all ages.

Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members

 
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 19:00 Social Poly Speed Dating

Poly Speed Dating

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 19:00

Social

The Cambridge Poly Meet in association with
the UniCORNS and the Cambridge Union
Society are pleased to invite you to a Poly Speed
Dating Event. Everyone is welcome regardless
of gender expression/sexual preference. The
only requirement: be in or open to being in an
ethically non-monogamous relationship. To
ensure that no one is excluded everyone will be
speed dating everyone else. You will get to know
the people in our community: make new friends,
strengthen existing relationships and, of course,
find someone to date! To join us simply fill out
the form here: http://tinyurl.com/zhaszuc. Any
questions or concerns can be submitted through
the form above too.

 

 
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 19:00 Workshop Pink Fog: War Against Breast Cancer

Pink Fog: War Against Breast Cancer

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 19:00

Workshop

How well do you know your boobs? How well do you know
what is being done to protect them? Pink Week and the
Union are holding a panel discussion with members of
leading breast cancer charities to clear the fog surrounding
how the money donated to breast cancer charities is used,
as well as explaining the way each charity aims to help.

Drinks Reception- 7:00pm Forum- 7:30pm

 

 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 19:00 Workshop Women's Public Speaking

Women's Public Speaking

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 19:00

Workshop

Whether you’d like to ease your way into Cambridge’s
debating community or simply want to feel more
confident speaking out in seminars, all self-defining
women are welcome at these sessions with top Cambridge
debaters and public speakers. These are aimed at helping
you develop your public speaking technique.. They will be
held at 7.00pm on Tuesdays in the Union building.
We are arranging guest speakers for some of our
workshops. Charlotte Proudman, recently branded a
‘Feminazi’ for speaking candidly about her experiences as
a professional woman on LinkedIn, will be a guest speaker
at the workshop on Tuesday 19 January. We hope to
announce more names during term.
You can come alone or as a group to these events. No
experience is required, and you can come to as many or
as few as you like. Contact womens.officer@cus.org if you
have any queries.

 

 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 19:00 Debate This House Believes That Cameron's EU Negotiations are the Best Option for the UK's Future

This House Believes That Cameron's EU Negotiations are the Best Option for the UK's Future

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 19:00

Debate

CU European Society debate hosted by the Union.

 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 19:00 Workshop Debating Workshop

Debating Workshop

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 19:00

Workshop

Any and all members are welcome to attend the
workshops on Wednesdays at 7pm. They cater to all
levels of experience, and teach public speaking as well
as competitive debating. No commitment is necessary
– you can attend as many or as few as you would like.
Workshops cover a broad range of techniques and
debating subject matter, and there are optional practice
debates as well. Our experienced debaters can also teach
you how to judge debates at these workshops. All skills
covered in these workshops are transferable, whether it
be to making floor points during Thursday debates, to
degree seminars, or even to career assessment centres.

 

 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 19:00 Speaker Sir Paul Nurse

Sir Paul Nurse

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 19:00

Speaker

Sir Paul Nurse is a geneticist and cell biologist whose
discoveries have helped explain how the cell controls its cycle
of growth and division. In 2001, Paul was jointly awarded the
Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, and his contributions
to cell biology and cancer research were recognised with
a knighthood in 1999. Paul has been Director and Chief
Executive of the Francis Crick Institute since 2011 and is a
former President of the Royal Society.

 

 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 19:30 Social Self Defence - Jiu Jitsu

Self Defence - Jiu Jitsu

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 19:30

Social

Jiu Jitsu is a Japanese martial art that focuses on
manipulating the opponent's force against them rather
than confronting it with one's own force. Tickets are £4.50
for members and their guests, whilst non-member tickets
will cost £6.50.

 

 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 19:28 Debate This House believes that All You Need is Love

This House believes that All You Need is Love

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 19:28

Debate

As Valentine's Day approaches, the Union takes a break from
the dreariness of Week 5, to ask whether we should really stop
working and search for love, or whether we should all just be
content to die successful and alone.
Selwyn Jazz will be playing in the bar after this debate.

 

 
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 17:00 Social Zumba

Zumba

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 17:00

Social

Start your weekend with a vigourous dance workout!
Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members

 

 
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 19:00 Speaker Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 19:00

Speaker

Calvin Klein is a fashion designer, best known as the cofounder
of the fashion house Calvin Klein Inc. Klein gained
a reputation for breaking the mould, most famously through
the provocative campaign images featuring Brooke Shields.
Klein has won many fashion awards, including the Council of
Fashion Designer of the Year Award in 1993 for outstanding
design in both womenswear and menswear, the first designer
to win both categories in the same year.

 

 
 
 
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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 13:15 Social Yoga

Yoga

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 13:15

Social

Unwind, strengthen and stretch your way to fitness with this class. Vinayasa Yoga is suitable for people of all ages.

Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members

 
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 19:30 Speaker Sir Mark Lyall Grant

Sir Mark Lyall Grant

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 19:30

Speaker

Sir Mark Lyall Grant is a senior British diplomat, who is
currently the Prime Minister’s National Security Adviser. Sir
Mark has recently served as the UK Ambassador and Permanent
Representative to the United Nations (2009 to 2015) and has
previously served as the UK High Commissioner to Pakistan
(2003 to 2006).

 

 
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 19:00 Workshop Women's Public Speaking

Women's Public Speaking

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 19:00

Workshop

Whether you’d like to ease your way into Cambridge’s
debating community or simply want to feel more
confident speaking out in seminars, all self-defining
women are welcome at these sessions with top Cambridge
debaters and public speakers. These are aimed at helping
you develop your public speaking technique.. They will be
held at 7.00pm on Tuesdays in the Union building.
We are arranging guest speakers for some of our
workshops. Charlotte Proudman, recently branded a
‘Feminazi’ for speaking candidly about her experiences as
a professional woman on LinkedIn, will be a guest speaker
at the workshop on Tuesday 19 January. We hope to
announce more names during term.
You can come alone or as a group to these events. No
experience is required, and you can come to as many or
as few as you like. Contact womens.officer@cus.org if you
have any queries.

 

 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 19:00 Workshop Debating Workshop

Debating Workshop

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 19:00

Workshop

Any and all members are welcome to attend the
workshops on Wednesdays at 7pm. They cater to all
levels of experience, and teach public speaking as well
as competitive debating. No commitment is necessary
– you can attend as many or as few as you would like.
Workshops cover a broad range of techniques and
debating subject matter, and there are optional practice
debates as well. Our experienced debaters can also teach
you how to judge debates at these workshops. All skills
covered in these workshops are transferable, whether it
be to making floor points during Thursday debates, to
degree seminars, or even to career assessment centres.

 

 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 19:00 Speaker Will Gompertz

Will Gompertz

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 19:00

Speaker

Will Gompertz is the BBC's Arts Editor and previous director
of Tate Media. He has written extensively for The Guardian
and The Times and is the author of What Are You Looking
At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye. Will is the
creator of Tate Etc, the UK's highest-circulation art magazine,
and has made arts programmes for both Channel 4 and ITV.
Mr Gompertz will deliver a short lecture titled 'All Schools Should
be Art Schools' followed by a Q&A.

 

 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 19:30 Social Self Defence - Jiu Jitsu

Self Defence - Jiu Jitsu

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 19:30

Social

Jiu Jitsu is a Japanese martial art that focuses on
manipulating the opponent's force against them rather
than confronting it with one's own force. Tickets are £4.50
for members and their guests, whilst non-member tickets
will cost £6.50.

 

 
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 18:00 Misc Register Now Debate Dinner: This House Believes Taking Recreational Drugs is Worth the Risk

Debate Dinner: This House Believes Taking Recreational Drugs is Worth the Risk

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 18:00

Misc

The Cambridge Union will be allowing members of the public to buy tickets to its famous black tie dinners before its debates for the first time.

 

Three of the Lent Term’s debates will have dinners for members of the public. These will be held on 28th January, 18th February and 10th March. The motions are, respectively; ‘This House Regrets the Large Scale Collection of Personal Data’, ‘ This House Believes Taking Recreational Drugs is Worth the Risk’, and ‘This House Believes the Conservatives Have Been Unfairly Demonised’. Speakers will be announced on the 11th January.

 

Members of the public as well as Union members will be able to book places in the Union’s historic Dining Room for £70 per person, or to have dinner at the President’s table with the evening’s speakers for £150 per person.

 

The dinners will start at 6pm with a drinks reception, followed by the three-course dinner and then the debate, which will finish at around 10pm. There will be a drinks reception with the speakers following the debate.

 

Catering is provided by the renowned White Pheasant Catering (www.whitepheasant.com)

 

Speakers in recent times have included the Rev Jesse Jackson, Katie Hopkins, Lord Guy Black, Baroness Lawrence, the former Cambridge MP; Julian Huppert and Max Mosley, to name but a few. Usually these debates are the preserve of Cambridge students, but now anyone within driving distance can experience these internationally renowned events at the oldest debating society in the world.

 

This comes as part of the Union’s drive to increase the use of the building as a facility for the whole of Cambridge. £20 Guest tickets to the debate itself are also available to non-Union-members for those who wish to experience the student and professional debates but are not members of Cambridge University.

Please be aware that a portion of the ticket price will be treated as a donation to the Cambridge Union Society (Registered Charity, No. 1136030)

Register Now
 
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 19:30 Debate This House believes that taking Recreational drugs is worth the risk

This House believes that taking Recreational drugs is worth the risk

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 19:30

Debate

Despite frequent health warnings and the risk of prosecution,
drug use continues to be endemic, particularly among students.
But is this necessarily a bad thing? The Union questions whether
the concerns have been overstated and discusses the evidence
before you ask yourself the question on your next night out.

 

 
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 17:00 Social Zumba

Zumba

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 17:00

Social

Start your weekend with a vigourous dance workout!
Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members

 

 
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 21:00 Social ArcSoc Cabaret

ArcSoc Cabaret

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 21:00

Social

"ArcSoc Cabaret has clearly established itself as a
highlight of the Lent social calendar.” Varsity

ArcSoc’s annual landmark event returns in 2016
to the Cambridge Union, set to transform its
various spaces into an immersive sound- and
art-scape, featuring cascades of pop-art decor,
sculptures suspended in mid-air, live bands and
DJ sets, life drawing, fancy dress, and much more!

"Make sure you grab a ticket next year, this
event’s only getting better with time." The Tab

 

 
 
 
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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 13:15 Social Yoga

Yoga

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 13:15

Social

Unwind, strengthen and stretch your way to fitness with this class. Vinayasa Yoga is suitable for people of all ages.

Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members

 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 19:00 Workshop Women's Public Speaking

Women's Public Speaking

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 19:00

Workshop

Whether you’d like to ease your way into Cambridge’s
debating community or simply want to feel more
confident speaking out in seminars, all self-defining
women are welcome at these sessions with top Cambridge
debaters and public speakers. These are aimed at helping
you develop your public speaking technique.. They will be
held at 7.00pm on Tuesdays in the Union building.
We are arranging guest speakers for some of our
workshops. Charlotte Proudman, recently branded a
‘Feminazi’ for speaking candidly about her experiences as
a professional woman on LinkedIn, will be a guest speaker
at the workshop on Tuesday 19 January. We hope to
announce more names during term.
You can come alone or as a group to these events. No
experience is required, and you can come to as many or
as few as you like. Contact womens.officer@cus.org if you
have any queries.

 

 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 19:00 Workshop Debating Workshop

Debating Workshop

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 19:00

Workshop

Any and all members are welcome to attend the
workshops on Wednesdays at 7pm. They cater to all
levels of experience, and teach public speaking as well
as competitive debating. No commitment is necessary
– you can attend as many or as few as you would like.
Workshops cover a broad range of techniques and
debating subject matter, and there are optional practice
debates as well. Our experienced debaters can also teach
you how to judge debates at these workshops. All skills
covered in these workshops are transferable, whether it
be to making floor points during Thursday debates, to
degree seminars, or even to career assessment centres.

 

 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 19:30 Speaker Evan Davis

Evan Davis

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 19:30

Speaker

Evan Davis is an economist, journalist and presenter well-known
for presenting the BBC2 business reality show Dragons' Den,
the current affairs programme Newsnight and the business
discussion programme The Bottom Line. Formerly, Evan was
the Economics Editor of the BBC for six and a half years before
becoming a presenter on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

 

 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 19:30 Social Self Defence - Jiu Jitsu

Self Defence - Jiu Jitsu

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 19:30

Social

Jiu Jitsu is a Japanese martial art that focuses on
manipulating the opponent's force against them rather
than confronting it with one's own force. Tickets are £4.50
for members and their guests, whilst non-member tickets
will cost £6.50.

 

 
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 19:30 Debate This House believes that the sexualisation of the music industry is bad for society

This House believes that the sexualisation of the music industry is bad for society

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 19:30

Debate

The Union asks whether the increasingly sexualised imagery
and lyrics in music are having a damaging effect on society.
Are we normalising potentially damaging language and views
or is this the next step in autonomy over one’s body and voice?
The Union will explore whether the industry is a symptom of
society’s problems or a cause.

 

 
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 17:00 Social Zumba

Zumba

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 17:00

Social

Start your weekend with a vigourous dance workout!
Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members

 

 
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 19:00 Workshop How Do We Respond To Extremism?

How Do We Respond To Extremism?

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 19:00

Workshop

Given recent events in Paris and the actions of IS across the
Middle East over the past few years, a fear of terrorism has
become pervasive and Islam is often misrepresented. This
forum will explore how best to respond to extremism.

 

 
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 20:30 Social Ceilidh

Ceilidh

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 20:30

Social

Back by popular demand, the Union presents its Lent Term
Ceilidh. This will be an evening of immense fun, with dancing
to live music by the Four Hand Band led by an experienced
caller to take you through all the moves! The Bar will also be
offering drinks deals to quench your thirst!

 

 
 
 
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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 13:15 Social Yoga

Yoga

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 13:15

Social

Unwind, strengthen and stretch your way to fitness with this class. Vinayasa Yoga is suitable for people of all ages.

Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members