Entries by The Cambridge Union Society from 11/2011

Foreign Aid May be Imperfect, But It Has Done Africa Good

| Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

This evening Andrew Mwenda and Lord Boateng will debate on the merits of foreign aid to Africa at the Cambridge Union. In anticipation of the main eve...

A Self-Regulating Press is the Only Way to Protect our Media

| Posted 11.09.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The existence of the internet means that people will publish what they want when they want to. If we enforce restrictions on what we can publish in this country, people will write online blogs and write for foreign publications. If our most reliable UK sources are choked off, people will be forced to rely on publications that are less reputable, and perhaps even illegal.

Shouting Down David Willetts

| Posted 11.23.2011 | UK Universities & Education

David Willetts has an opinion on what the idea of the university is, but when he agreed to come and share this view at Cambridge University, he was denied the chance to speak. Within seconds of stepping up to the podium, Willetts was met with an angry mass counter-speech from Cambridge Defend Education.

"This House Believes That the West is Not Prepared for a World Dominated by China"

| Posted 11.28.2011 | UK Universities & Education

It seems that the underlying assumption is that China will continue to grow in the long term. Indeed, considering the short term in isolation seems fairly futile given the recent crises. I think those who assert that China has emerged far better than the West have jumped to conclusions a little too early.