David Cameron, Conservative Party leader and an alumnus of Brasenose, addressed students of the college last Saturday.
His speech was entirely on politics. He explained how to achieve progressive results through conservative means and fielded questions on a diverse range of topics from the environment to social policy.
Surprisingly, no questions raised his membership of the Bullingdon Club. He asserted at the start of his speech, “I would not change a thing about my time here.”
Afterwards he met with smaller groups of students at Brasenose who talked with him about life at Oxford. One student, Johnny Isaac, commented that Cameron “gave a polished performance which could potentially have swayed any swing voters in the room”.
Earlier in the week the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg visited Oxford and addressed an audience of 350 people as part of his “Nick Clegg meets…” series.