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Public Meeting Held: On the Monarchy

The Union met on Tuesday the 5th February 2013. A public debate was heard. Motion: THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT  Elizabeth II should be the last British monarch The debate was well attended by the treasonous residents of the Penglais Campus. Speaking

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Berlin Worlds: Other Days

I intended to update this daily, but things were so crazy that I couldn’t find enough sober hours to keep that promise. Given this, here is an account of the rest of the tournament. Day 2 A fairly successful day of debating

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Berlin: Day one

For those of you unaware, Aber are currently in Berlin for the World Universities Debating Championship. Tito and Ollie are speaking as Aberystwyth A, and Sam Vincent is judging. We’ll try to post every day from now on. Arrivals Day

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Meeting Held: 4th December 2012

The Union met on Tuesday 4th December. Speaker Development, Private Members’ Bills, and a formal debate were heard. Readers are reminded that members do not necessarily speak for their true political positions: The Union values the ability to make arguments

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Aber wins Welsh Mace

We went to the Welsh leg of the John Smith Memorial Mace this weekend, hosted by Glamorgan University. The CAs were Josephine Maidment and Janine Ryan, and the tournament was hosted by Glamorgan University. Teams: ABER Fifty shades of red:

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Meeting Held: 27th November 2012

The Union met on Tuesday 27th November. Speaker Development, Private Members’ Bills, and a formal debate were heard. Readers are reminded that members do not necessarily speak for their true political positions: The Union values the ability to make arguments

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December Tournaments

There are three tournaments in December. We would encourage you to attend as many of them as possible. Arrange your own transportation ASAP. You can sign up for all three on this form. Welsh Mace – 1st December The Welsh

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Weekly Update

Last Week Last weeks meeting was awesome. Voting Romney, supporting feminism, spoiling Police Commissioner ballots, and casting equal numbers of men and women in movies were all discussed. Next Week There will be no regular meeting  this Tuesday. Instead, we will be

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Don’t be upset, it was a mercy killing

A few debaters (and computer scientists, and friends) got out their lingerie for a night of Rocky Horror debauchery. Following some drinks at the Auditor’s house (served in teacups, of course), and some gender defying preparations, we went to the

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Interpol Fireworks Night

This year, we joined forces with the International Politics Society for their fireworks event. Lessons learned: Tom’s footwear selection skills are lacking when it comes to equipping oneself to kick a door into pieces. In the field of swinging a

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The Union

The Aberystwyth Debating Union was founded in 1872, and meets weekly to foster the use of debate as a means of exploring ideas.

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