Socials

As well as being the home of debate, the Union is an incredible venue for our Members to enjoy fantastic social events. Each term our calendar is packed full of events to make sure that you get the most from your membership! Aside from our biannual Ball, there are countless events to look forward to. In recent terms we have hosted summer Garden Parties, US Election all-nighters, ‘jazz and chocolate’ evenings, among others.

Perhaps the most popular of our regular socials are our legendary pub quizzes, which occasionally feature a round hosted by some of our star speakers. Where else could you go to a quiz hosted by the Weasley Twins, or Harry Redknapp?

For ticketed events, Members’ are entitled to a discounted price, as well as the right to bring a guest, making Union socials some of the most affordable and best value for money in Oxford! If you have any questions whatsoever contact secretary@oxford-union.org

The Union Ball

The Union Ball is always one of the highlights of Oxford’s social calendar. Two balls are hosted each year – one in Michaelmas, and another in Hilary. In Trinity, we usually make the most of the good weather at a summer Garden Party.

Tickets for the Union Ball are highly sought after, and regularly sell out in just a few days! Members receive exclusive discounted ticket prices, as well as access to tickets before anyone else. But don’t worry – every member has the right to bring along a guest.

The Union Ball is more affordable than the vast majority of College Balls, providing everyone with the opportunity to have a night to remember, without breaking the bank. In the last few years the Union has been transformed into a luxurious Venetian Masquerade, a glorious Chocolate Factory, the glamourous streets of Paris, and the heart of the Arctic Circle, with the Northern Lights Ball. Each Ball showcases some of the very best food and drink that Oxford has to offer, alongside live performances, photoshoots, a silent disco, and even UV table tennis! A night you do not want to miss, the Union Ball really does provide something for everyone.