** OXFORD UNION PUB QUIZ - WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER, 8PM **
Build a team with your friends (up to 5 members) and head over to the Members’ Bar for a chance to win some magnificent prizes in our second pub quiz of the term. If your sports knowledge and pop culture wisdom is up to scratch, you could win some fabulous prizes.
£100 cash will be awarded to the winning team, with runners-up prizes also being awarded. Smaller prizes will also be awarded for the top-scoring team each rou...nd.
Prizes aside, the pub quiz always makes for a great night!
ENTRY IS FREE!
* To ballot for a place at the debate dinner and receptions with the speakers, click here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScBilWM7pFH3o0gi…/viewform…
The ballot will close at 00:00 on Friday 20 October 2017. *
"This House Believes We Have Sacrificed Our Liberty for a False Promise of Security"...
With the threat of terror at critical levels, approaches such as ‘nothing to hide, nothing to fear’ are increasingly normalised within national security policies. The NSA scandal in 2013 revealed widespread monitoring of personal data, while many argue that ‘Prevent’ legislation has had a chilling effect upon academic freedom. By limiting civil liberties such as the right to privacy and the freedoms of speech, expression and movement, have we truly become more secure?
Genevieve Athis: 2nd Year History student at Christ Church college, and a member of the Oxford Union's Secretary's Committee.
Anthony Romero: The Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union since 2001, he is the first Latino and openly gay man to have assumed that role.
Secretary Jeh Johnson: US Secretary of Homeland Security under Obama, he previously served as General Counsel of the Department of Defense, and is now a Partner at Paul Weiss.
Kaleem Hawa: DPhil student and Rhodes Scholar in Health Policy at Oxford's Big Data Institute, and a member of the Oxford Union's Standing Committee.
Avril Haines: Former Deputy Director of the CIA, she served in Obama’s administration as the first female White House Deputy National Security Advisor.
Bernard Cazeneuve: A former Prime Minister of France, he had previously served as Minister of the Interior and Minister of State for the Budget.
CHANGE OF EVENT DATE/TIME
Alex Pettyfer - who was initially advertised as speaking this Monday - will now be speaking on Friday 1st December at 5pm.
Secretary-General Thorbjørn Jagland - who was initially advertised as speaking on Friday 1st December at 5pm - will now be speaking on Monday 27th November at 5pm....
THE OXFORD UNION
*Remember that our Open Period and membership discount end at 5.30pm TODAY!*
Whilst you can purchase membership at any point in the year, why miss out on the incredibly events we have lined up over the coming weeks, and not make use of the discount?
Come help Oxford beat Cambridge in the Capital One Digital Row-Off. Help win a £500 donation for your RAG charities – and learn about early careers at Capital One . Go #CapitalOneOxford
***Please note that only members tickets will be available as this is a MEMBERS' ONLY Social - tickets go on sale the day before our membership discount ends, so sign up before then to avoid missing out!***
Lights! Camera! Action!
On Friday of 3rd week, join us for the first social of the term- in an unforgettable night that promises Old Hollywood glitz and glam. Featuring Kir Royale cocktails, retro popcorn and candy floss, live music and a spectacular DJ set, it's sure to ...be a star-studded, special night.
Dress code: Black Tie
Member’s Ticket: £15.00
* TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 1PM ON THURSDAY OF 2ND WEEK THROUGH THE FIXR APP *
If you have any queries please contact:
The mastermind behind one of the most celebrated bands in the world, British guitarist, song-writer and music producer Jimmy Page has had a revolutionary influence on the international hard rock stage. A former member of the Yardbirds, Jimmy performed with prominent industry figures in his student years, which shaped the distinct sound of the later Led Zeppelin. With six albums at number one on the US Billboard album chart, his spot at third in the 100 Greatest Guitarists of ...All Time is irrefutable.
To ballot for the drinks reception with Jimmy Page, please fill out the following form:
The ballot will close at 20:00 on Sunday 22 October 2018.
We are delighted to be joined by Yannis Philippakis, the lead vocalist and guitarist of Foals.
The indie-rock band Foals emerged from Oxford in 2008 with their first album, Antidotes, debuting at number 3 on the UK Album Charts. With their unique post-punk, math-rock, upbeat sound, the group are widely recognized as one of the top live acts of this generation, having played at Glastonbury and Coachella festivals and winning the 2013 Q Award for Best Live Act. With the resound...ing success of their most recent album, What Went Down, they secured their position amongst the greats in British music.
To ballot for a place at the meet and greet with Yannis (members only), click here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScYt9JpJRSpsD6kI…/viewform…
The ballot closes at 8pm on Thursday 19 October 2017.
JP Morgan - Take a break from class and stop by our Pop-up networking lounge on 19th of October at the Oxford Union between 10am-4pm. Grab a free smoothie and chat with our people and explore our opportunities. We've discovered that our most talented employees come from a diverse range of backgrounds, so no matter what degree you're studying, come find out more about the rewarding careers we offer at J.P. Morgan. Not everyone who works here had the intention of pursuing a career in finance, but they did start out with a passion for excellence, as well as a desire to be challenged to reach their fullest potential.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OPEN PERIOD CLOSES BEFORE THIS DEBATE (AT 17:30), SO YOU WILL NEED TO BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND.
* To ballot for a place at the debate dinner and receptions with the speakers, click here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdY8kqEU7ua5jxvQ…/viewform…
The ballot will close at 12:00 on Monday 16 October 2017. *
"This House Would Abandon the Ideal of True Love"
‘True love’ remains sought after in modern relationships, perpetuated through its ubiquity in film and literature. This ideal is increasingly challenged by the rise of ‘hookup culture’ and a broadening of attitudes beyond stereotypical monogamous love. Is true love now an outdated relic of a bygone era, or does it still have a place in the modern world?
Freya Dixon van-Dijk: 2nd Year Human Sciences student at St John's College, and member of Secretary's Committee at the Union.
Simon Blackburn: A fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, he became prominent for popularising philosophy through his work on language and metaethics.
Amy Webb: Founder of the Future Today Institute, she is the award-winning author of three books, including ‘Data: A Love Story’, and is widely regarded as a futurist.
Alex Yeandle: 2nd Year PPE student at St Hugh's College, and member of Secretary's Committee at the Union.
Richard Cowles: The creator of Love Island, he claims that the show is a “window into modern dating.” He also produced Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Charly Lester: The Founder and CEO of The Dating Awards and former Dating Editor for the Guardian, she is one of the world’s leading industry experts on relationships.
Ball Tickets are now live!!
BALL TICKETS NOW LIVE!
Follow this link: https://fixr.co/event/683539526
DON'T FORGET to include your name and membership number when you purchase your ticket, ...otherwise it will be void.
Each member is allowed to bring up to two guests. If you have any queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.