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    Union votes against “sacramental sodomy” speaker in controversial gay marriage debate

    The Oxford Union debated the question of gay marriage in the Church this Thursday, with Anglican bishops, Christian theologians, and students taking part. In...

    Bernie Sanders, Matt Hancock, and Julia Fox to speak at the Oxford Union in HT23

    As the Oxford Union enters its bicentenary year, Cherwell can exclusively reveal the highlights of its termcard for Hilary 2023. Ahead of its full...

    Art is a form of “resistance”: In conversation with Liu Wei at the Oxford Union

    Pioneering artist Liu Wei gave an exclusive interview at the Oxford Union as part of the Union’s Michaelmas Art Festival on the weekend of...

    “We didn’t do Blackface, but you could argue that we did”: Mathew Baynton on Horrible Histories, type-casting, and his acting career

    On November 23rd, Mathew Baynton visited the Oxford Union. There was a frenzy of excitement around his attendance, with members queuing from 5:30pm to...

    Baroness Hale visits the Oxford Union

    The Oxford Union welcomed Baroness Hale on 24th November as she answered questions about her legal career to a packed audience in the chamber. Baroness...

    Why have so many Prime Ministers gone to Oxford?

    The question as to why so many of the Government’s top brass has come from the esteemed colleges of Oxford has long been debated....

    Cherwell Town Hall: Matthew Dick and Dan Dipper run for Oxford Union Presidency

    Freya Jones and Maggie Wilcox interview the presidential candidates.

    Ahmad Nawaz removed as Oxford Union President following vote

    Ahmad Nawaz’s presidency of the Oxford Union has come to an end following a special vote that was brought before the chamber tonight. 251...

    “Authoritarian and impulsive”: Union Officers speak out against Ahmad Nawaz as members prepare to vote

    As President of the Oxford Union, Ahmad Nawaz, faces a vote on the future of his presidency, multiple senior members of his committee, including the Secretary, Librarian-elect, Treasurer-elect, and Chair of Consultative committee have spoken out against his leadership. 

    Ahmad Nawaz clinging to Union presidency after vote forces his resignation

    Ahmad Nawaz, President of the Oxford Union, finds his presidency hanging by a thread after the access committee voted to reject his explanation for...

    This House would Legalise Drugs for Personal Use

    This week at the Oxford Union, the evening’s main debate concerned the future legality of a bag of coke. Unexpectedly, the most revelatory part...

    Malala Yousafzai at the Oxford Union

    MALALA – despite an impressive termcard, none of the Oxford Union’s speakers this Michaelmas are as well-known as her. Mononyms are for the super-famous,...

    Union controversy as Freemasons “crash” state-school access event

    The incident took place on Saturday 22nd October, when Freemasons came into the Union Bar wearing white tie during an access social with the 93% Club, Oxford University’s state-school society. This event was intended as a way for students from underrepresented socio-economic backgrounds to enjoy the Union in a less formal capacity, introducing its potential to be an accessible and welcoming space for all.

    This House would Boycott the Qatar World Cup

    The Oxford Union members warmed up by debating whether "this house would penalise sports teams for their fans’ actions". As this was the second...

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