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13th February - 1815

Our great society was founded

1830

Debating permitted with no restrictions

1866

Union building officially opened

1910

President Theodore Roosevelt visits The Union

1931

Women guests permitted inside The Union for meals

1939

Election of officers suspended for Second World War: RAF commandeer building

1963

The Union votes to admit women 449-180

1967

Ann Mallalieu (Newnham) first female president

1981

The Union becomes a registered charity

1990

Ronald Reagan speaks at 175th anniversary dinner

2003

The Union wins the World Debating Championship in Stellenbosch, South Africa

2014

Launch of 'CUS Live' a permanent online streaming service

2016

The 1815 bar opens to the public

2018

Large scale refurbishment of The Union starts

2021

Refurbishments are completed and The Union's new bar and brasserie opens, The Orator

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