The Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. The Union is steeped in history. It was founded in 1823 as a forum for discussion and debate, at a time when the free exchange of ideas was a notion foreign to the restrictive University authorities. It soon became the only place for students to discuss political topics whilst at Oxford.
Please note that most of the day's event will be spent in the Library, but the final session of the day will take place in the debating chamber.