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The Oxford Union on Audible

Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)
Regular price: £19.99
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Summary

Please note: contains strong language and adult content.

The Oxford Union is a student society like no other. It is a prestigious platform with a tradition of hosting debates and speakers stretching back to 1823. It is, in the words of former Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, “the last bastion of free speech in the Western World."

For many, the Union is best known for its high profile speaker events. An incredible range of figures have addressed its members, drawn from politics to religion; science to sport; film to fashion. Some voices are inspiring, others controversial. Union members are given the chance to meet their heroes, and challenge those with whom they disagree.

This series offers Audible members a curated selection of the best speaker events from the Union in 2018.

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add The Oxford Union on Audible to your library, you'll get all 11 episodes, each with a runtime of about 30 minutes.

©2019 The Oxford Union (P)2019 Audible Studios

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Surprising

Sounded boring. Thumbnail picture looked boring. Title was boring. I downloaded it because it was free, expecting to only get 10 minutes in and proving to myself if was dull.

However it was a good listen. The first one is Paloma Faith and it was a cracking listen - honest, raw, insightful, intelligent and funny. I was hooked ! Some sessions are in the form of a speech to students followed by a Q&A and some are just Q&As but I liked them all. I learned a lot from all the speakers and even discovered a movie I wouldn't have considered before thanks to Twinkle Khanna, the last speaker.

Not stuffy and archaic at all. I prejudged - sorry Audible and sorry Oxford. I loved them and hope this is a regular offering.

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good stuff

a very interesting series. great listen and very varied contributions, very entertaining. a few more would be good

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Hidden Gem!

loved finding these interviews with surprising people of note- why is this not more widely known about?!

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Complete waste of time. Glad I didn't pay for it.

Complete waste of time. Glad I didn't pay for it. Drags on. Tbh, I did wonder was she high or drunk, or both.

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