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Israr Khan wins Oxford Union presidency

Israr Khan has been elected Oxford Union President for Hilary Term 2025 with 617 first preferences against opponent Izzy Horrocks-Taylor’s 393 first preferences. The...

Dozens walk out of Oxford Union debate in protest against ‘institutional racism’

During Thursday night’s debate, 17 Oxford Union Committee members threatened to resign as part of a protest against “institutional racism." They delivered a list...

All three major Union committees pass motions declaring Oxford Union is ‘institutionally racist’

"The Oxford Union’s Consultative Committee (CC), Standing Committee, and Secretary’s Committee each passed motions on Monday noting that the Union is “institutionally racist” following allegations of Islamophobic comments."

Ex-presidents accuse Oxford Union of ‘targeting diverse representatives’ following Ebrahim Osman-Mowafy’s disqualification from presidency

Ebrahim Osman-Mowafy and three Oxford Union ex-presidents of colour – Michael Akolade-Ayodeji, Ahmad Nawaz, and Adam Roble – signed a letter to the Union’s...

Exclusive: Nancy Pelosi, Jose Mourinho and Patrick J. Adams to speak at Oxford Union

"Cherwell can exclusively reveal details of the Oxford Union’s Trinity term 2024 term card. Speakers include 52nd Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, football manager Jose Mourinho and actor Patrick J. Adams. "

Oxford Union tribunal upholds Hilary election after ruling on seven allegations of electoral malpractice

The Oxford Union released a report detailing the judgements of a tribunal that considered seven allegations of electoral malpractice. The tribunal upheld the results of the election and found no evidence of electoral interference by the Returning Officers (ROs). In the course of the investigations, both President-elect Ebrahim Osman-Mowafy and candidate Chris Collins were found guilty of making “vexatious claims” against the other and fined £100. 

“Frustrating and Disappointing”: Why the Oxford Union’s decision to host the caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan was a mistake

"As a student of Pakistani origin, it was frustrating and disappointing to see Kakar deciding to visit the United Kingdom and the Union choosing to host him"

Union bans “digital campaigning” in future elections

The Oxford Union has passed a new amendment to Rule 33 which will ban all forms of online campaigning except for one-on-one messages and...

Stock should speak at the Union, says Rishi Sunak

The row over Kathleen Stock’s invitation to speak at the Oxford Union has made it to Downing Street, as Rishi Sunak told The Telegraph...

Freedom to hate? Why the Oxford Union’s obsession with controversial speakers must end

Freedom of speech is something the Oxford Union champions. However, they often seem to breach the boundary between allowing freedom of speech and providing a platform to members of society who have rightly been banished for their views

Freedom of speech in 2023: Why the Oxford Union will never cancel controversial speakers

I don’t support young people from minority or oppressed groups having to defend their own rights in the chamber. I do, however, believe that, the Union should not rescind invites on the basis of Oxford students disagreeing with their views

Meet the candidates! Cherwell Town Hall HT23

Meet the candidates for the presidency of the Oxford Union in Cherwell's Town Hall for Hilary Term 2023.

Hundreds demonstrate in support of Iran’s Reza Pahlavi at Oxford Union

Hundreds demonstrated in support of Iran's exiled Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi as he spoke today at the Oxford Union.

Dear Oxford Union: What was the point of that?

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