Saturday 6 February - Library closed    

The Library will be closed all day on Saturday 6 February for the International Competition for Young Debaters (regional round).  We do apologise for the short notice and for any inconvenience caused.


This House would sacrifice trade with China in protest of human rights abuses - Thursday 4 February, 8.30 p.m.    

The third debate for this term: "This House would sacrifice trade with China in protest of human rights abuses" is on Thursday 4 February, 8.30 p.m. in the Debating Chamber.  Great line-up of speakers

Read up about it beforehand - here are some e-resources which can give you some background.  Or take a look at the display on the fireplace in the Old Library.  You may borrow these books if you wish - just take them to the Library Desk.


A place to work    

The Library is now on term time opening hours which are:

Mon-Fri 0930-1900
Sat:  1200-1630
Sun:  closed

After the Library closes there are still lots places to work in the Union.  The Goodman Library on the ground floor has a pleasant, studious atmosphere.  Upstairs on the first floor, try the Gladstone Room with its comfy armchairs or the Morris Room with more traditional tables and chairs.  Or upstairs again is the TV Room where there is a range of seating.  And in any of the upstairs rooms you are welcome to take food and drink.  Why pick up a snack from the Bar on your way through?


Would you like to join the Library Committee?    

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.  Graduates and 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!  ... died just recently and many are mourning his passing.

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!