Defending Free Speech Since 1815...

From its small beginnings as a debating society, the Cambridge Union now has over 70,000 life members worldwide. Now the oldest debating society in the world, and the largest student society in Cambridge, the Union remains a unique forum for the free exchange of ideas and the art of public debate.

The Union Society is proud of our long and extensive tradition of hosting prominent figures from all areas of public life, including the Dalai Lama, President Ronald Reagan, Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, Prime Ministers Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, and John Major.


This Week at the Union

Wednesday 12th May -  19:00 - Noam Chomsky

Thursday 14th May - 18:00 - This House Regrets Online Pornography

Thursday 14th May - 19:00 - Post-Debate Pub Quiz from Sam's Kitchen

Friday 15th May - 18:00 - Is Covid-19 the End of the European Project?

Saturday 16th May - 15:00 - BME Leaders: Life Lessons and Coronavirus

Wednesday 20th May - 19:00 - What Does Coronavirus Mean for Education?


How do I access these events?

Head over to our YouTube Channel where our events will be streamed.