In last week’s issue of Cherwell, we stated that ‘President’s Drinks at the Oxford Union will start charging members for entry, it was decided at Standing Committee this week.’ We are happy to clarify that the motion passed during 2nd week’s Standing Committee was one passed in principle, rather than in practice. As such, there are no current plans to charge for entry to President’s Drinks. Cherwell is also happy to note that the Oxford Union did not have the opportunity to formally respond to this article before publication.


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