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With the retirement of Prince Philip, for the first time in over 160 years the post of Chancellor of the University is being contested in a competitive election. Voting will take place on the 14th and 15th of October and in the run up to the election, the Union is giving all members of the University the chance to meet the candidates and challenge them on the issues that are important to them.
The events will take the form of a short speech followed by a Q&A session:
- Brian Blessed - Monday 10th of October, 7.30pm
- Michael Mansfield QC - Tuesday 11th of October, 7.30pm
- Lord Sainsbury - Wednesday 12th October, 7.30pm
- Abdul Arain - Date and Time TBC
The event is open to all members of the University, however if any of the events are over subscribed priority will be given to members of the Union Society. If you do not have a current electronic membership card, please click here and update your details and your new membership card will be posted out to you.
ANY ALTERATIONS TO THE PROGRAMME WILL BE POSTED HERE AND YOU ARE ADVISED TO CHECK BEFORE TRAVELLING TO CAMBRIDGE
The Union Freshers' Ball is one of the highlights of Michaelmas term for new members of the Cambridge Union Society. Tickets are FREE however they are also strictly limited. The first 100 people to join the Union this year will receive a guaranteed ticket reserved for them! Check out the Facebook event for more information:
Can the Press be trusted to behave properly on their own? The Union voted in favour of the motion in Lent term, but how would you vote? Hear both sides of the argument in the video on cus-connect.
Well done to all who received their A-level results today! We look forward to welcoming those of you who will be coming to Cambridge in Michaelmas, and can’t wait to see you at our exciting range of freshers events. Check this site for announcements of our freshers' week schedule and the term's speaker line-up.
Remember, you can become a member of Cambridge’s largest and most prestigious student society by joining online before you arrive!
Head of the army General Sir Peter Wall explains to the Union how the British army will meet the challenges of the future - watch the video of the talk here.
Watch former home secretary David Blunkett, UKIP leader Nigel Farage and former Labour culture minister David Lammy propose the motion "This House has no confidence in Her Majesty's Government", which was opposed by Conservative International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell, Lib-dem MP Don Foster and Gu
Paralympic athlete Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson spoke at the Union in Lent Term this year, where she was conferred Honorary Membership of the Society. A video of her hour-long talk is now available to watch online.