e Oxford Union is an extraordinary place.No other student society in the world is able to boast suchdistinguished speakers from such a wide range of elds. Allour members have the chance to see, engage with and evenchallenge the most prominent gures and celebrities aroundthe world as they address the Society or as they confront themost pressign and controversial issues in our weekly debates.However, the Union is not just about ideas and discussions:our Society also serves as a social centre for Oxford studentswho are otherwise oen unfortunately conned to their ownseparate ‘bubbles’ owing to the collegiate system. By oeringour members outstanding facilities, including our bar andlibrary, as well as discounted access to several social events,the Oxford Union becomes a fantastic social venue in theheart of Oxford.ese reasons lie at the heart of our claim to be the world’sbest student society – and we would like to encourage you to join us. is Freshers’ Guide will provide an introduction toeverything the Union oers its members.Furthermore, during our Freshers’ Fortnight the Union willbe open to all students for the rst two weeks of Michaelmasterm. We would be delighted for all Freshers to come alongand visit the Union for themselves, and see exactly why weare the biggest and best student society you can join in yourtime at Oxford.