Monday, 23rd October 2017:

Address: An Evening with Natalie Bennett
The Chamber, Palace Green, from 8.30 p.m.

For our first event of the week, we will be joined by Natalie Bennett, former leader of the Green Party of England and Wales from 2012 until 2016.

Natalie will be delivering an address on Monday 23rd October, entitled 'Britain needs Green Ideas: We're in an economic, social, educational, political and environmental crisis. It's time for a transformation'.

All those who ask questions will be invited back to the Reading Room of 24 North Bailey Club after the address, where complimentary drinks will be served with Mrs. Bennett.

DURHAM UNION MEMBERS ONLY

Please note: Any Union member is entitled to attend the three-course black tie dinner with Natalie Bennett, prior to her address. Tickets are available for purchase at the Union Society Office on Palace Green.

Friday, 20th October 2017:

Debate: This House Believes that Margaret Thatcher is Britain’s Greatest Post-war Prime Minister
The Chamber, Palace Green, from 8.30 p.m.

PROPOSITION:Thatcher

Sir Edward Leigh MP – A former President of the Durham Union and Principal Correspondence Secretary to Margaret Thatcher, Sir Edward is Conservative MP for Gainsborough. He was Chairman of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee between 2001 and 2010.

Dr Madsen Pirie – Co-Founder and President of the Adam Smith Institute and one of the pioneering advisers behind the Neo-Liberal reforms of Margaret Thatcher.

John Campbell – One of Britain’s leading political biographers, Campbell wrote 'The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer’s Daughter to Prime Minister'.

OPPOSITION:

Dr Martin Farr – Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary British History at Newcastle University, who is currently writing a book titled 'Margaret Thatcher’s World'.

Dr Alex Scott-Samuel – Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Liverpool and Chair of the Socialist Health Association.

Alan Cummings – General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers North East Area, and is the Secretary - and a former President - of the Durham Miners Association.

DURHAM UNION MEMBERS ONLY

Please note: Any Union member is entitled to attend the three-course black tie dinner with the above speakers, prior to this week’s debate. Tickets are available for purchase at the Union Society Office on Palace Green.

Monday, 30th October 2017:

Address: An Evening with Dr Philip Booth
The Chamber, Palace Green, from 8.30 p.m.

Philip BoothOur address next week will be from Dr Philip Booth on ‘'The Future of the Union with Scotland, the European Union and the Bright Side of Globaliation'.

We are proud to be jointly hosting this event with the Economics Society - members of the Economics Society are welcome to attend.

A Durham University alumnus, Dr Philip Booth is a renowned economist and prolific writer. He is a Senior Academic Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs, and until recently served as its Academic and Research Director. He has also worked as an advisor at the Bank of England and is the Deputy Editor of 'Economic Affairs'.

All those who ask questions will be invited back to the Reading Room of 24 North Bailey Club after the address, where complimentary drinks will be served with Dr Booth.

DURHAM UNION AND DURHAM ECONOMICS SOCIETY MEMBERS ONLY

Please note: All Union and Economics Society members are entitled to attend the three-course black tie dinner with Dr Booth, prior to his address. Tickets are available for purchase at the Union Society Office on Palace Green.