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“I am the Chair!”: Emergency Union meeting on fashion show devolves into chaos

The Union’s split surrounding Saturday night’s fashion show and its governance spills further into the open. 

‘Rescheduled’ speaker launches Union lawsuit

A controversial Indian filmmaker, whose talk at the Oxford Union was rescheduled following a planned protest by the India and South Asian Societies, has said he has filed a lawsuit against the Union.

Free speech and genuine questioning: Is the Oxford Union failing us?

"denied the opportunity to ask a question, I heckled Singer with disgust over the ‘soft-ball questions’."

Thousands demand Oxford Union no-platforms Afghan politician

A petition demanding that the Oxford Union cancels a speaker event featuring a prominent Afghan politician who fled the country after the Taliban gained power has received over 10,000 signatures.

EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Joshua, Alan Sugar, and Bear Grylls to speak at Oxford Union

"Next Monday, on the 25th of April, the Union will welcome former Heavyweight Champion of the World, Anthony Joshua OBE."

John Evelyn: 7th Week, Hilary Term 2022

Run. Hide. Lock the door. The hacks are upon us.  With the LMH enforcer and the Anti-Politician each loved up with their own newspaper, the...

Cherwell Town Hall: Meet the Oxford Union Presidential Candidates

Facebook feeds and Instagram stories are filling up; this term’s Oxford Union elections are fast approaching. Cherwell sat down with the three candidates for the presidency, to discuss everything from their favourite musical artist to their worst experiences at the institution they aim to lead. 

Oxford Union holds emergency panel on Ukraine Crisis

A key theme of the panel was the unanimity of the speakers. All three were in agreement that Russia’s actions are both unexpected and condemnable, and that the West’s reaction has pleasantly surprised them in its strength and collaborative nature.

Union announces additional speakers for HT22

The Oxford Union has announced four extra speakers who will be coming to Oxford during the coming weeks. They include US Representative Hakeem Jeffries...

John Evelyn: 3rd Week, Hilary Term 2022

It’s been a horny few weeks at the Union. With the termcard set, the excitement of the first few weeks abating, and the spectre...

John Evelyn: 1st Week, Hilary Term 2022

Termcard? Late. Hacking? Early. You’re welcome Oxford. Well at least it’s good to see that the Union is keeping to tradition.  It has been confirmed...

Town vs Gown – Boxing Returns to The Union

"The queues outside the chamber and in the Union bar beforehand were the perfect demonstration of just how desperate people had been for the event to return."

In the belly of Jordan Peterson: Ambivalence in question with the ersatz journalist

"There is no Culture War without its student soldiers. In some ways, the Jordan-Peterson-spectacle is funny; and we can laugh. But we cannot dismiss these people. Perhaps instead we might look a hunched Professor in the face and ask ourselves: what’s it all about?"

EXCLUSIVE: Slavoj Žižek, Maisie Peters, and Peter Thiel to speak at Oxford Union

The Union, which is hosting its first speaker tonight (January 18th), is set to receive the likes of pop star Maisie Peters, controversial Marxist philosopher Slavoj Žižek, and the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, along with Edward Enniful, Editor in Chief of British Vogue.

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