"This House believes Hamas is a greater obstacle to peace than Israel - Thursday 27 November, 8.30 p.m. -

The debate for sixth week of Michaelmas term - "This House believes Hamas is a greater obstacle to peace than Israel" - is on Thursday 27 November, 8.30 p.m. in the Debating Chamber.  

If you want ideas beforehand here are some e-resources that may be of interest.  There are also books you can borrow.  Or have a look at the display on the fireplace in the Old Library.  These books are available to borrow or to read in the Library.

Remember, you need to be a Union member to attend the debate.  Don't delay - check the joining page now.    

Christmas vacation 

From Monday 8 December (9th week) the Library will be open vacation hours, which are Mon-Fri, 0930-1700.  The whole of the Union will be closed for Christmas from Wednesday 24 December to Sunday 4 January, re-opening Monday 5 January 2015.  

All term time book loans are due back on Wednesday 3 December.  Vacation borrowing starts at the beginning of 8th week, on Monday 1 December.  You may borrow up to 10 books for the vacation and they will be due back in first week of Hilary term 2015.

DVD loans remain at one week during the vacation. Any DVDs borrowed between 17 and 23 December will be due back on Monday 5 January.  So stock up at the Union Library for your Christmas viewing!

Finally may we take this opportunity to wish all of our readers a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.


Christmas shopping

Read on to find out how your Christmas shopping can benefit the Union Library ...

Easyfundraising for the Union is just that - an easy way for your to raise money for the Union every time you go shopping online.  And there is absolutely no cost to yourself or the Union!

What you need to do is to register for Easyfundraising at:


Click on "Yes sign me up" to register yourself.

Then whenever you go online shopping, login to Easyfundraising first and search "Retailers".  If the retailer you want is listed, click on the orange "Go shopping" link. Whatever you order then earns for the Union the percentage donation shown. 

It's easy - give it a try!

Sign up to the Oxford Union Society school fundraising ideas page



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