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Union announces additional speakers for HT22

Pieter Garicano reports.

The Oxford Union has announced four extra speakers who will be coming to Oxford during the coming weeks. They include US Representative Hakeem Jeffries and comedian Dara Ó Briain. The speakers were not previously listed on the HT22 termcard, which was released at the start of this term.

Dara Ó Briain, who will be speaking at 8 pm 23rd February, is an Irish comedian known for his roles hosting Mock the Week, The Apprentice: You’re Fired!, and Stargazing Live with Professor Brian Cox. Only two days later, US Representative Hakeem Jeffries will be making an appearance. 

Jeffries is chair of the House Democratic Caucus and is considered as one of the frontrunners in the race to succeed Nancy Pelosi as leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives. 

The other two speakers joining the line-up are former MI6 agent and author of the Trump dossier Christopher Steele (1st of March) and Big Narstie, the British rapper and comedian, on the 9th of March. 

Steele, who ran the MI6’s Russia desk, was brought to the limelight after a source in the dossier he wrote alleged that Russia had blackmail on then-candidate Donald Trump, including lurid information on Trump’s alleged ‘golden shower’ with prostitutes in Moscow.

Details of the International Women’s Day debate and address are to be announced shortly.

Union President Molly Mantle told Cherwell: “We’re so excited to host these speakers and I hope members will enjoy the additions to our termcard.”

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