Entries by The Cambridge Union Society from 05/2012

Sandbrook's Sanitised Seventies

| Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

When I saw the new BBC series, The 70s, being promoted as an account of "a Britain brimming with aspiration as ordinary people first felt the thrill of freedom and money", I approached it with a degree of caution.

The Cambridge Busker: An Interview

| Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

This week the Cambridge Union is hosting a forum on Homelessness that is open to the general public and to mark the occasion, second year History student Tom Belger spoke to Banjo Nick, a street musician, Cambridge graduate and former rough sleeper about Homelessness in Cambridge and his personal experience:.

This House Has No Confidence in the Government's Higher Education Policy

| Posted 05.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

This government's higher education policy can barely be said to be anything more than foolhardy. It is fiscally peculiar, damaging to equality and frankly Kafkaesque. For a society who has such major aspirations in the field of education and equality, our government's policy maps fairly badly.

Boris Johnson's Re-Election is No Surprise, But it is a Disappointment for Ordinary Londoners

| Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson's election victory last week stands in stark contrast to the devastating losses for the Conservatives across the country, but it is unsurprising that London bucked the national trend.

Reclaim the Night

| Posted 05.16.2012 | UK Politics

A piece of advice for the population at large: young girls wear short skirts. They do. This is not a picture of asking for rape. This is an on-going discovery of one's sexuality, the equivalent of a teenage boy waking up and deciding suddenly that he wants to hoik his trousers down past his bottom so his Gap boxers, bought by his mother, are on show.

This House Believes That Britain is Still a Racist Country

| Posted 05.16.2012 | UK Politics

To suggest that this country is no longer racist would be to demean the shocking and painful ordeals that many victims of racial hate crimes endure. Such victims are guilty of nothing, but are targeted purely due to racial and cultural differences.

No Can't Do: Why the 'Yes We Can' of America Needs 'I do' of its People

| Posted 05.27.2012 | UK Universities & Education

It takes a lot of courage to say what you really think; it takes even more courage when you are the President of one of the most powerful countries on earth, addressing the world. On the 9 May 2012 President Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to back same-sex marriage, marking a significant historical, political and cultural moment.