Nation-changing debates once every week during term-time.

The Union is not just for politicians. Throughout the week, alongside our debates, the Union also holds addresses by a diverse range of engaging individuals, from a wide range of fields, with past speakers including: Michael Palin, Jeremy Irons, Robert Winston, Imelda Staunton, Jeremy Vine, Maggie Smith, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Patrick Stewart, Eni Aluko, Bernard Hill & Anton Du Beke.

Our intimate chamber means you are often only a few feet away from some of the most incredible people, a potentially once in a lifetime experience. Addresses either take the form of guest lectures or fireside chats, for a more relaxed and conversational approach. 

Each address has a question and answer session and all events have a drinks reception in our Reading Room at 24 North Bailey Club – where you can chat to the speakers and other members to keep the discussion going.