These are the questions we will ask ourselves at our second Oxford Union debate.
It could be argued that the amount of money our society spends in the pursuit of beauty would be better spent in support of charitable activity.
He will also be happy to offer impartial advice to anyone who is interested in running in the Society's elections, or who would like to find out more about getting involved in the Society generally.
For more information on electoral eligibility please consult Rule 34.
With speakers from across the globe and from all different walks of life, this term at the Union is certain to bring a spark to Oxford.
President Michael Li trusts that this term’s speakers and debates will inspire hope in what is for many a uncertain world of change and instability.
Comments will be taken from the floor before a vote on whether the house accepts or rejects the motion.
Oxford Union Library Frewin Court Oxford OX1 3JBInstructions for getting to the Oxford Union Society on foot are available.
Past elected Presidents of the Oxford Union at the University of Oxford are listed below, with their college and the year/term in which they served, if known.Iterum indicates that a person was serving a second term as President (which is not possible under the current Union rules).The 3rd Marquess of Salisbury was Union Secretary in Michaelmas 1848.Originally the Society’s debating chamber, the Union Library boasts an impressive collection in a breathtaking environment.The murals adorning its walls were painted by none other than William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and retain the stunning vibrancy typical of Pre-Raphaelite art.What is more, we shouldn’t underestimate the power of the beauty industry in bonding us together and giving us the confidence to take on the world – whether it’s through our work or the steps we take to make society better.