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Eva Clarke at the Cambridge Union
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Eva Clarke at the Cambridge Union

Eva Clarke at the Cambridge Union

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Eva Clarke was born in Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Austria, in April 1945. She and her mother are the only Holocaust survivors of their family, 15 members of whom were killed in Auschwitz. In December 1941 Eva's parents were sent to Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, later onto Auschwitz, and ultimately to Mauthausen, where Eva was born in a cart with no medical assistance. If the gas chambers had not been blown up on the 28th April 1945 and the American Army had not liberated Mauthausen three days after Eva's birth, Eva nor her mother would have survived. Eva and her mother returned to Prague in 1948; in the same year they emigrated tot he UK. Eva has lived in Cambridge since 1968.

Emily Brothers at the Cambridge Union
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Emily Brothers at the Cambridge Union

Emily Brothers at the Cambridge Union

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Emily Brothers is the Labour candidate for the Sutton and Cheam constituency in the forthcoming election. She is the first blind, transgender Labour candidate, and has represented her constituency of Sutton and Cheam at Labour Party conferences and various external events.

Up to February 2014, Emily was Programme Head at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, responsible for health and local government. Prior to this, Emily worked at the Disability Rights Commission. Emily has campaigned for various social causes and is a former President of the National Federation of the Blind.

Cedric Villani at the Cambridge Union
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Cedric Villani at the Cambridge Union

Cedric Villani at the Cambridge Union

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Cedric Villani is a prominent French mathematician who is known for his work on the theory of partial differential equations related to statistics mechanics. In 2010 he was awarded the Fields Medal for his proofs of nonlinear Landau damping and convergence to equilibrium for the Boltzmann equation. Villani received his Ph.D in Mathematics in 1998 from École Normale Supérieure. Since then he has written 50 research papers and two reference books on optimal transport theory. Villani is currently the director of the Institut Henri Poincaré, a mathematics research institute in Paris and a professor at the University of Lyon. Apart from his academic success, Villani is also often commended by the media for his fashion sense and vibrant personality. Villani is due to a release a book “Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure” in April, 2015.

Bonnie Tyler at the Cambridge Union
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Bonnie Tyler at the Cambridge Union

Bonnie Tyler at the Cambridge Union

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Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. Born in Skewen, she spent seven years performing in pubs and clubs around South Wales before being signed to RCA Records in 1975. Tyler is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s. Her singing has been compared to Rod Stewart and Kim Carnes, and she has been referred to as the 'International First Lady of RockTyler first achieved major chart success in the 1970s with "It's a Heartache". She achieved further chart success in the 1980s with the two hit singles "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "Holding Out for a Hero". Both "It's a Heartache" and "Total Eclipse of the Heart" are among the best-selling singles of all time, with sales in excess of six million. Her 1983 album Faster Than the Speed of Night debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, earning her a Guinness World Record for being the first female artist to do so.[6] Her work has earned her two Grammy Award nominations, three Brit Award nominations, among other accolades.

Making a comeback in 2003, she released "Si demain..." with Kareen Antonn, which was a number one in France for ten weeks. Her latest album Rocks and Honey has had moderate success in Europe, with her single "Believe in Me" being used as the UK's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Following the contest, Tyler received two Eurovision Song Contest Radio Awards for Best Song and Best Singer, making her the first UK representative to win the award

Bill Oddie at the Cambridge Union
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Bill Oddie at the Cambridge Union

Bill Oddie at the Cambridge Union

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Bill Oddie is an author, broadcaster and comedian. He studied English Literature at Pembroke College, Cambridge and was a member of the Footlights. His comedy career on the BBC included the series 'I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again' and 'The Goodies'. He is also an avid birdwatcher and has co-produced the bi-annual BBC Springwatch/Autumnwatch.

This House Would Publish the Charlie Hebdo Cartoons
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This House Would Publish the Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

This House Would Publish the Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

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Emergency debates precede main debates, and are a chance for students to debate either light-hearted matters or matters relevant to Cambridge or the weeks news.

This House Would Reclaim the Word Slut
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This House Would Reclaim the Word Slut

This House Would Reclaim the Word Slut

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Emergency debates precede main debates, and are a chance for students to debate either light-hearted matters or matters relevant to Cambridge or the weeks news.

This House Would Legalise Duelling to the Death
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This House Would Legalise Duelling to the Death

This House Would Legalise Duelling to the Death

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Emergency debates precede main debates, and are a chance for students to debate either light-hearted matters or matters relevant to Cambridge or the weeks news.