Stephen Fry, Matt Hancock and Derren Brown to speak at the Cambridge Union in Michaelmas 2021
The Union released its termcard today, including all in-person events and a visit from H.R.H Prince Charles
The Cambridge Union has released its much-anticipated term card today (5/10) which, for the first time since Lent 2020, will include full-capacity in-person events, without enforced mask-wearing.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi kicked off the term’s events in September with her visit to the Union, and speakers joining this terms event list include Stephen Fry, who will be launching the Union’s new STEM scholarships, comedy legend John Cleese, illusionist Derren Brown, John Cleese, former Health Secretary Matt Hancock, mRNA vaccine scientist Katalin Kariko, and actor Billy Porter.
Also visiting Cambridge this term is H.R.H the Prince of Wales, who will be accepting an honorary Union membership. Existing Union members and those who join before October 21st will be able to ballot for tickets to this talk.
The home of Cambridge debating, there are 11 debates planned this term. On Remembrance Day, Trevor Phillips will be debating whether we should be embarrassed to be British. Later in the term, Terry Eagleton will be debating literary classics; and in October, the former Director of Operations at the Ministry of Defence will be making the case for why we were right to leave Afghanistan.
Membership this term will also guarantee a busy social calendar, as for the first time, the Union will host two mass social events following multimillion-pound redevelopment. Not only will there be a two-day ‘Fresher’s Festival’ but also the largest ball ever hosted at the Union – which will take place towards the end of November (more details to be revealed soon!)
Lifetime membership of the Union is discounted until the 21 st October. First years can join for £185, discounted from the regular price of £200. Second years who missed out on the opportunity to join last year can, in a this-year-only additional offer, join for just £155.
The Michaelmas termcard also marks the beginning of a second new scholarship programme – the Silver Street Scholarships – which will fund 25 memberships per year for an initial three years for students in a position of financial need, bringing the total number of fully-funded memberships this year to 55.
Those who are interested in reading the Union’s full termcard will be able to view it shortly via the website, cambridgeunion.org, and on Facebook and Instagram. The application form for the scholarship programmes can also be found at cambridgeunion.org.