Welcome to the Durham Union Society
The Durham Union Society is one of the oldest student societies in the world and the oldest at Durham University, having hosted debates for almost 170 years. It remains one of the most engaging, vibrant and thought provoking societies in Durham.
Today we act as a focus for social events, weekly debates and addresses. Speakers have included Dominic Grieve QC and AC Grayling. In the run up to the 2010 General Election both Nick Clegg and David Miliband were hosted at the Union, and Mr Miliband has since returned for a second visit. Lord Winston is yet another big name speaker we were delighted to host for a return visit to our Society after speaking several years ago.
The Union also aims to promote public speaking and debating both within the student body and the local community. The Union represents Durham University at debating both nationally and internationally. Currently we host the world's largest residential School's Debating Competition, are placed 3rd in Europe and had one team ranked 10th at the 2011/12 World University Debating Competition.
Membership is open to all current students for either Life or Annually. We also have several options for Associate Membership. For more information please browse our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President – Easter Term 2013