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Ambassador John Bolton, European politician Michel Barnier and adult star turned media personality Mia Khalifa are amongst the big names who will come speak at the Union this term.

Barnier and Ambassador Bolton will both address current political issues. The former EU Chief Negotiator will hold a talk on “Brexit and the Future of Europe”. Bolton, former US Ambassador to the UN and National Security advisor during the Trump administration, will participate in the debate “This House Would Fight For Democracy, Individual Liberty and The Rule of Law Abroad”. 

The Rt. Hon. Emily Thornberry MP, notable Labour politician, is also amongst the list of distinguished speakers to come to the Union in the second term of its bicentenary year. She will speak in a debate on the motion “This House Believes That Class Defines British Politics”. 

Stella Assange, human rights activist, lawyer and the wife of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, will host a screening of the film Ithaka. This film depicts the tumultuous and ongoing campaign to free Julian Assange.

Other debates happening this term include a special Pride Month motion: “This House Believes That The Commercialisation of Pride Has Done More Harm Than Good”. This debate will take place on Thursday, June 1st.

The Union Committee have also unveiled the theme for their termly ball. For Trinity 2023, members are invited to the “Summer of Love”, based on the 60s and hippie culture.

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