The Bar

The Union provides a myriad of essential facilities to all its members. From lager and photocopying to television and fine food. Your membership entitles you to all of these and more...

The Purple Turtle Union Bar

The free entry, student nightclub for Union members. Back in the 1960s, Michael Heseltine (as Union President) converted the Union's coal cellars into a downstairs Cellar Bar. During the 1980s, half the cellars were leased off. Since October 1998, the Union Cellars are now re-joined, and relaunched as the 'Purple Turtle Union Bar'.

Ring 01865-247007 or email: turtle@oxford-union.org for more information.

The Television Room

Snooker Table

Facilities include a wide-screen television, video, and satellite television (such as Sky Sports, Sky News, MTV and CNN). Open all day. Located on the top floor of the building.

The Snooker Room

The only full-size snooker tables in Oxford, available for use at 2.50 per hour. Open all day. Tables should be booked in the General Office (we are unable to take telephone bookings, sorry!).


Members' photocopier, priced from only 5p per B+W A4 sheet, among the cheapest photocopies in Oxford. Photocopier cards can be bought from the Library Reception on production of your membership card.

Term Card

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If you have any questions or requests about this term please do not hesitate to get in touch at president@oxford-union.org. You can join all year round, so if you're not a member yet - don't worry as it's not too late!