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Adversarial Debate

It is ironic that I was coerced and not persuaded to speak in debates when I was at school. I remember speaking against capital punishment, against the monarchy, against town-twinning, and against debating. 356 more words

Student Life At OISE

Vicky Ford paints herself phony

I always stress to my public speaking trainees the importance of first impressions.

Yes I know the concept is hardly apocalyptic; yet today we examine a speaker who should have known better, but  524 more words

Speech Critique

I'm officially halfway through my degree

Tonight is the night. Halfway hall. That eccentric celebration of getting to the halfway point of your degree – well, only if you’re on a three year course mind you. 581 more words

Asia Lambert

Peter Bone gets the point.

In November 2014, on the day that the United Kingdom Independence Party in the guise of Mark Reckless was easily gaining a parliamentary seat in a by-election at Rochester & Strood, … 335 more words

Speech Critique

Reflections On Transmisogyny

The other night I was in a room full of fabulously-gendered undergrads, designing material for a poster campaign to be distributed around Cambridge. Our focus was simply to inform people how to make the little changes needed to make everyday life more comfortable for trans folk. 1,028 more words


To Drink Or Not To Drink

In order to understand the ways one might view the Union continuing to go on with their LGBT+ Union drinks without CUSU LGBT+ backing, it is essential to look at the root cause of this conflict. 707 more words


#BoycottUnionDrinks Germaine Greer's Union Invitation Unacceptable

It should say a lot that I’ve lived in Cambridge for just a single term and am already aware of the fact that the Union Society has a history of closing its ears to the voices (and to the safety concerns) of students at Cambridge. 931 more words