Patience – A Review

A member of the delightfully niche performance troupe that is the Oxford University Gilbert and Sullivan Society has just informed me that the society bangs out one big operatic production each term. An impressive number for a student-led group, and if all their shows are as high a standard as their Hilary production, ‘Patience’, they […]

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No vote on ‘no confidence’ was the right choice for the Union

This article is a response to Nathan Akehurst’s article “It’s not just the Union President we should have no confidence in, it’s the Union“, published 29th May The decision by the Union on Thursday evening to not put the motion of no confidence in President Ben Sullivan to the house is one that should be […]

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Speakers should ignore Ben Sullivan’s pleas and pull out of addressing the Oxford Union

As a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize adds her name to the growing exodus of speakers from the Oxford Union, the Union President, Ben Sullivan, has finally issued a response. Not wanting to be left off the Open Letter bandwagon, he has written to speakers declaring that any attempt to boycott the Union offends […]

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Interpol Secretary General cancels Union speech

Interpol’s Secretary-General has cancelled his speech at the Union citing concerns about President Sullivan. Secretary-General Ronald Noble said: “I am the Secretary General of INTERPOL, a law professor and a former prosecutor who fiercely believes that a person is innocent until proven guilty.” “What should the head of a society like the Oxford Union do if […]

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