This week's debate: "This House believes there's no such thing as a cheap laugh" - Thursday 27 October, 8.30 p.m. in the Debating Chamber"     

The first debate of Michaelmas term will be "This House believes there's no such thing as a cheap laugh",  on Thursday 27 October, 8.30 p.m. in the Debating Chamber.  Come and hear what our specially invited guest speakers have to say!

To prepare yourself for the debate take a look at the book display in the Old Library.  All the books (and DVDs) may be borrowed - just take them to the Library Desk.  Or if you prefer, here are some of the books in the Library for you to choose from.


Union Ball - Friday 4 November     

The Union's "Northern Lights" Ball will be on Friday 4 November.  To enable the building to be prepared for the Ball the Library will close at 5.00 p.m.  The Library will be open again as normal, 12.00 noon to 4.30 p.m. on Saturday 5 November.



Help choose new books and DVDs for the Library    

The Library Committee meets each week in term time to choose new books and DVDs for the Library.  Would you like to be part of the team?  If so, please email the Librarian or the Librarian-in-Charge and we'll make sure you are invited to the next meeting.  Scientists would be especially welcome!

Easyfundraising for the Library    

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

What you need to do is to register for Easyfundraising  and then select  Oxford Union  as your chosen cause. 

Then, whenever you go online shopping go to Easyfundraising first and search for the retailer you want to buy from.  If the retailer is listed, click on the "Go shopping" link.

Whatever you order then earns for the Union Library 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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If you have any questions or requests about this term please do not hesitate to get in touch at You can join all year round, so if you're not a member yet - don't worry as it's not too late!