"This House believes that popular support is enough to justify a platform - Thursday 20 November, 8.30 p.m. -

The debate for sixth week of Michaelmas term - "This House believes that popular support is enough to justify a platform" - is on Thursday 20 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.    

Welcome to the Union Library

If you have just joined the Union, welcome!  The Union Library is for you - with a great selection of textbooks for your course work and lots to read in your spare time.  Look upstairs in the Poetry Room for fiction and in Library Reception for travel guides.  Enjoy a magazine in one of the comfy armchairs in the Old Library and for your weekend viewing there are plenty of DVDs to rent.

To borrow from the Library bring your Union card and your University card (if you have one) to the desk in Library Reception.  You will receive an handy email "Welcome" message telling you all about using the Library which you can keep for future reference.  

Finally, if you like what you see and you would be interested in having a say in how the Library develops in future and what new books and DVDs are bought, you could apply to join the Library Committee.  Email to find out more about this.  

Easyfundraising for the Union

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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