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Closure Notice: Opening Hours Update

The buildings will be closed to members between 29th June and 14th July inclusive and from 15th July will reopen with access to the ground floor rooms only (Old Library, Goodman Library and General Office). The schedule of works is to have all rooms open and available for the start of Michaelmas Term 2024 and we will communicate any updates as required.  

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

General Office

10:30-12:30 and 13:30-16:00






We are delighted to share our inaugural development report, The Minute Book 2023-24. The report presents our vision and fundraising goals, and sets out progress towards the urgent appeal that was launched in 2023 to fund essential maintenance works to enable the Society to continue to fulfil its time-honoured role as the 'last bastion of free speech'.

Moreover, it is a celebration of the generosity of our donors - and we reiterate our gratitude to all those who have supported, at any level. You can read more about the appeal and the possibility of recognition with a named seat in the debating chamber here:

While there is still much to be done to assure the Society's future and we must remain focused on our fundraising target, together we have already achieved so much in a relatively short period of time. Thank you.


To date, we have raised £1,637,757 with £3,362,243 still to raise. We will continue to keep members informed of our progress. For enquiries please contact

We hope you enjoy reading The Minute Book 2023-24; in the words of Herbert Morrah (President, 1894-95) who later published a history of the Society's first century:

“These pages are dedicated gratefully for the past, hopefully for the future.”

Welcome to The Oxford Union

The Oxford Union is an extraordinary place. Nowhere else will you find a lineup of such prominent speakers or compelling debates. Since 1823, the Union has hosted leaders in every field, from politics and business to sport and the arts. Members have the opportunity to meet their heroes and challenge those with whom they disagree during interactive Q&As. For those looking to debate competitively, master the art of public speaking, or find a new hobby, our debating workshops offer something for everyone.

The Union is also the social hub of Oxford. Our Members' Bar, Snooker Room, frequent socials and termly Union Ball offer members a vibrant inter-college community. Our beautiful library and historic reading rooms also provide a comfortable and well-resourced working environment.

Joining the Oxford Union gives you the opportunity to participate in the free exchange of ideas at an extraordinary place. We look forward to welcoming you - and for our alumni life members, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Oxford Union offers partners a number of bespoke packages, which can include joint branding on debate publicity, advertisement on our event YouTube videos, adverts in our term card and physical banners, flyers, and a recruitment stand on the night of a debate. Spaces can be reserved at our exclusive black-tie debate night dinners, attended by our speakers, for your valued employees and clients. We also offer a debate night corporate hospitality package, which is highly sought after.

The Oxford Union has enjoyed successful partnerships with a variety of organisations, including Accenture, Credit Suisse, Dentons, Deutsche Bank, Hogan Lovells, KPMG, and WPP. We look forward to exploring how we can partner with you to create a bespoke package to suit your organisation’s requirements.

For enquiries, please contact

Contact details

Frewin Court
Oxford, OX1 3JB

+44 (0)1865 241353

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