This Week at the Union

Tuesday 1st November: Address – Andrew Harrop, General Secretary of the Fabian Society
The Chamber, Palace Green, from 8.30 p.m.
Andrew Harrop has been General Secretary of the Fabian Society since 2011. Founded in 1884, the Fabian Society is the oldest political think tank in Britain. As founders of the Labour Party in 1900, the Fabian Society has influenced British policy to the present day, from the post-war creation of the modern welfare state to the election of Tony Blair. Andrew will discuss contemporary themes surrounding leaving the E.U. and the direction of the Labour Party.

Wednesday 2nd November: Durham Union – Michaelmas Ball
Busses will pick up at the Durham Students’ Union at 6.45 p.m.
Set in the amazing venue of Beamish Hall, those lucky enough to hold tickets will enjoy one of the largest and most decadent events in the University calendar.

Friday 4th November: Emergency Debate
The Chamber, Palace Green, from 7.00 p.m.
Emergency Debate: “This House Would Vote Hillary Clinton.”
Hannah Speed: Debates Training Secretary at the Durham Union.
George Walker: Union Society debater and Student Left-Wing Activist.
Gabriel Kalcheim: Former Union Speakers’ Secretary and American expatriate.
Jack Gilmore: Union Technologies Officer and Political Officer for the Durham University Conservative Association.

Friday 4th November: Friday Night Forum
The Chamber, Palace Green, from 8.30 p.m.
Discussion with two historians of the American Presidency. This will be two consecutive addresses followed by questions and answers.

Professor John Dumbrell
Emeritus Professor of Government at the University of Durham, specializing in the U.S. Constitution. Publications include A Special Relationship: Anglo-American relations from the Cold War to Iraq.
Dr. Kevin Waite
Born and brought up in the U.S., Dr. Waite is currently a lecturer in Modern American History at the University of Durham. He specializes in the politics of nineteenth century America, slavery, and the Civil War era.
Members are entitled to attend the dinner with our guests beforehand, please enquire in the office.