Welcome to the Durham Union Society

Hello and welcome back to a new term and new year here at the Durham Union Society!

I hope you are all well rested and enjoyed your Christmas, ready to endure whatever summatives that this term throws at you. Here at the DUS we are trying something different this term—with new motions discussing issues in the world of art, sport and sci-fi. However beyond that, this term we have looked to focus on celebrating the achievements of strong and inspirational women from all backgrounds throughout the UK. Too often it is forgotten that overcoming sexism is a battle many still have to fight but these women are beacons of hope that one day we will live in an equal society where gender is not an issue.

To that end we are hosting many female ‘firsts’; from the only female Supreme Court Justice of the UK, Baroness Hale to the first female Match of the Day pundit— this term has many amazing women who will speak to you on a wide range of issues facing society today.

For the politicos amongst you, fear not—we have not forgotten you! The first debate of term is discussing whether celebrities should voice their beliefs on political issues or even run for office, we are hosting a Question Time event where you can come and quiz the five main candidates for the City of Durham seat for the General Election 2015 and Green Party leader Natalie Bennett will be giving an address on policy and the election.

Regarding socials this term, come join us in 24s donning your finest/craziest pyjamas, slippers and dressing gown for our Pyjama Party (onesies are encouraged) and then come along to our Wine and Cheese social to have your tastebuds challenged by a variety of local and international delights.

If you have any questions or just want to come and say hello, come along to our office on Palace Green or drop us an email at info@dus.org.uk

Katie Heard

Epiphany President 2015



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Upcoming Events

The debate, titled: This House Believes That Climate Change Won't End The World But Something Else Will; is on Friday the 28/02/2015.
In attendance for the proposition are:


Our next social event is the Hallowe'en Social!Hallowe'en

Come along to our eagerly anticipated annual Hallowe'en social, held in 24 North Bailey's reading room!

The event is fancy dress, and a prize will be awarded to the person wearing the best costume.

Entrance is free, and is for members only. The night will of course include free food and drink; both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options will be available. Doors open at 8pm.


The following socials will follow later in term:

Christmas Social (Frozen Theme) - 6th December; Winter pimms, mulled wine and mice pies! Why miss it! An excellent way to celebrate the final week of term. Fancy dress is greatly encouraged.

The Durham Union Society's Annual Masquerade Ball - 5th November; Set in Lumley Castle, the Union Ball is one of the largest and most decadent events on the Durham Calendar. Three course black tie dinner, wine, drinks reception and a giant chocolate fountain. Guaranteed to be a night you will remember!

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