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The Cambridge Union Society is Cambridge's oldest and largest student society, founded in 1815 as a forum for debate and discussion. Today it remains most famous for attracting eminent guest speakers to lecture and debate on a wide range of issues as well as for its prestige in competitive debating. It is also the only central building in which students of all colleges can meet and socialise, enjoying the benefits of a cheap bar, an extensive library, snooker room and many other facilities. Recent speakers have included scientists such as Richard Dawkins and Robert Winston, politicians including David Miliband,Vince Cable and John Major, the philosophers Peter Singer and A.C. Grayling and a variety of figures from the world of entertainment, from Lisa Kudrow, Clint Eastwood and Russell Brand to Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen. The Union is THE social and intellectual centre of Cambridge student life.
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