Reggie Yates, Ade Adepitan, and Clinton vs. Trump: Union’s termcard released

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The Cambridge Union Society has released its Michaelmas termcard, revealing diverse speakers ranging from mid-noughties favourite KT Tunstall to Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and TV presenter and radio DJ Reggie Yates.

Wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan MBE will be speaking in Week 1 after his appearance at the Union last term was cancelled.

Farron is not the only politician featured; both current MP for Cambridge Daniel Zeichner and his predecessor, Julian Huppert, will debate during the term and in Week 9’s all-woman debate, Nicky Morgan MP will propose that ‘This House Would Lean In’.

With the US election looming, the Union will also debate whether ‘This House Has No Confidence In The American Electorate’. Two Presidential Election Debates will be screened, and at an ‘American Election All-Nighter’, live coverage of the election results will be shown. Perhaps unrelated, a puppy therapy session will be held the week before the election.

One student at Christ’s said, “This term looks really good. I’m particularly interested in the debate on confidence in the American electorate – everyone seems to have an opinion on it, and hopefully someone will say something we haven’t already heard.”

Another student, at Peterhouse, commented “There aren’t that many big name speakers, but the debates and events look really good – maybe the Union is transforming into the social club it claims to be.”

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