Unlike most British universities, the Union in Oxford isn't an organisation that runs bars, shops, and welfare services. It's a debating society, and more. The Union has its own building, a beautiful mock-Parliament. It's laid out like the House of Commons - speaker's chair in the centre, and benches facing each other. The building is amazing - Victorian and wonderful, although smaller than the House itself. If you get the chance to have a look, go for it. If you ask in the central building, they may let you have a quick peek at the chamber.
The debates here have some significance - OJ Simpson and Nixon both appeared here to give their first post-scandal speeches. It's said that Hitler made...Read More