Debater’s raid in Chelsea

Senior members of the Oxford Union came to the rescue of Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews last Thursday after he arrived for the debate without a speech prepared. Matt Handley, Chair of the Debate Selection Committee, stepped into the breach and prepared a piece for Matthews to read, along with Standing Committee member Mehrunissa […]

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“Get that woman out of my chamber”: the importance of the Oxford Union’s all-women’s debating competition

My involvement in competitive debating began in my third year at school, to jibes about being a “mass debater”, which simply never got old (or funny). Moving onto the university circuit, things were similarly insular: much like other pastimes, competitive debating has a fairly large and passionate community but one which tends to keep itself […]

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Debate: “Does the Union makes a positive contribution to the life of the average Oxford student?

[yop_poll id=”5″] Proposition  by Chris Starkey The Oxford Union owes its existence to its ability to reflect the current interests of students. It was founded because intellectual freedom was lacking in the lives of Oxford students, at a time when the University restricted exchange of ideas and opinions. Its survival since then has been on […]

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