Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Daniel Kawczynski MP

The first ever Polish-born British MP, Mr Kawczynski has done a great deal of work. to improve Anglo-Polish relations. Having previously been a PPS in the Coalition Government, he is now a backbencher and has supported a hypothetical Jacob Rees-Mogg leadership.

 

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Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Drinks

This term we are reinstating our termly Women’s Drinks, with all-you-can drink fizz, and an address from the Chairman of the CWO. Open to all members, regardless of gender identity, it will be £5 on the door.

 

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Jan
15
8:00 PM20:00

Pub Quiz

The ever popular Association Quiz Night returns. Expect to have your wits tested with questions on general knowledge, sitting MPs and Thatcher-era chart hits. It’s an event not to be missed.

 

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The Rt. Hon. Lord Baker CH PC
Mar
11
6:30 PM18:30

The Rt. Hon. Lord Baker CH PC

Kenneth Baker, Ex-President, Magdalen College, was first elected to Parliament in a 1968 by-election and was PPS to Edward Heath, Ex-President, Balliol College, while he was Leader of the Opposition after 1974.  After a number of junior roles, he became a Cabinet minister in 1985 as Environment Secretary and was later appointed Education Secretary. In this role he was responsible for a number of lasting and significant reforms, such as the introduction of the National Curriculum, GCSEs and Key Stages. He subsequently served as Party Chairman and, later, as Home Secretary under John Major.

 

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Termly Dinner: The Rt. Hon. Lord Howard of Lympne CH PC QC
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Termly Dinner: The Rt. Hon. Lord Howard of Lympne CH PC QC

Michael Howard was first elected in 1983 for Folkestone and Hythe. After a string of junior ministerial positions, including jobs which gave him responsibility for the poll tax and water privatisation, Margaret Thatcher, Ex-President, Somerville College, appointed him to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Employment in 1990. In this role, he was responsible for the Employment Act 1990, which made the closed shop illegal. Lord Howard supported Lady Thatcher in the 1990 leadership contest and retained his Cabinet post after its conclusion.

After the 1992 election, he was briefly Secretary of State for the Environment, before being appointed Home Secretary in 1993. Famously declaring “prison works”, Lord Howard implemented a necessary toughening of the justice system. Amongst other things, private prisons were introduced, tough mandatory sentences brought in and the right to silence curtailed. Lord Howard presided over a 15% fall in crime.

Lord Howard held a number of senior shadow positions after 1997, including Shadow Home Secretary, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Shadow Chancellor, before being elected to the Party Leadership in 2003. He led the Party in the 2005 general election, where Labour’s lead in the popular vote was cut from its 2001 figure of 9% to under 3%.

Lord Howard retired from frontbench politics after 2005. In 2010, he joined the House of Lords and was appointed a Companion of Honour (CH) in 2011.

 

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8th Week Port & Policy
Mar
8
8:30 PM20:30

8th Week Port & Policy

As usual, OUCA’s famous weekly evening of debate accompanied by good ports will provide an excellent forum for political discussion every Sunday. Two motions will be announced in advance and there will be one emergency motion each week.

8th Week Port & Policy, as the last in term, is usually very well attended and members wear Black Tie.

The entry cost remains just £5 for members.

 

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David Gauke MP
Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

David Gauke MP

David Gauke read Law as St. Edmund Hall before working as a solicitor in the City of London.  He has been Member of Parliament for South West Hertfordshire since 2005. He joined the shadow frontbench in 2007 and was appointed Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury when the Coalition Government was formed. In 2014 he was promoted to Financial Secretary to the Treasury, meaning he is the second most senior Conservative in the department after the Chancellor.

 

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Claire Perry MP
Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

Claire Perry MP

Claire Perry studied at Brasenose College and was a rowing Blue. She has been Member of Parliament for Devizes since 2010. She was the PPS to Philip Hammond as Defence Secretary from 2011 until 2013 and then served as a Whip. She was appointed to her first ministerial role in the July 2014 reshuffle, as a junior minister in the Transport Department.

 

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Port & Policy
Mar
1
8:30 PM20:30

Port & Policy

As usual, OUCA’s famous weekly evening of debate accompanied by good ports will provide an excellent forum for political discussion every Sunday. Two motions will be announced in advance and there will be one emergency motion each week.

The entry cost remains just £5 for members.

 

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Port & Policy
Feb
22
8:30 PM20:30

Port & Policy

As usual, OUCA’s famous weekly evening of debate accompanied by good ports will provide an excellent forum for political discussion every Sunday. Two motions will be announced in advance and there will be one emergency motion each week.

The entry cost remains just £5 for members.

 

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Port & Policy
Feb
15
8:30 PM20:30

Port & Policy

As usual, OUCA’s famous weekly evening of debate accompanied by good ports will provide an excellent forum for political discussion every Sunday. Two motions will be announced in advance and there will be one emergency motion each week.

The entry cost remains just £5 for members.

 

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The Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP

Dominic Grieve, Ex-President, Magdalen College, has been Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire since 1997. In opposition, he shadowed the Attorney General, Home Office and Ministry of Justice. In 2010, he became Attorney General for England and Wales and Advocate General for Northern Ireland, holding both offices until July 2014. He continues to be a sought after authority on many issues, including ECHR policy.

 

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Damian Collins MP
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Damian Collins MP

Damian Collins, Ex-President, St. Benet’s Hall, served as President of OUCA exactly twenty years ago. He worked in advertising and the Conservative Research Department before being elected as Member of Parliament for Folkestone and Hythe in 2010. In the July 2014 reshuffle, he was appointed PPS to the Rt. Hon. Phillip Hammond MP, the Foreign Secretary, having previously served as PPS to the Northern Ireland Secretary.

 

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Port & Policy
Feb
8
8:30 PM20:30

Port & Policy

As usual, OUCA’s famous weekly evening of debate accompanied by good ports will provide an excellent forum for political discussion every Sunday. Two motions will be announced in advance and there will be one emergency motion each week.

The entry cost remains just £5 for members.

 

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The Rt. Hon. David Lidington MP
Feb
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Rt. Hon. David Lidington MP

David Lidington studied at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and was Chairman of CUCA. He has been Member of Parliament for Aylesbury since 1992. In Parliament, he served as PPS to Home Secretary Michael Howard and to William Hague, Ex-President, Magdalen College, when he became Party Leader. He joined the Shadow Cabinet in 2002 and was appointed Minister for Europe in the Coalition Government. He was responsible for the European Union Act 2011.

 

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London Trip: William Hague and Lord Tebbit
Feb
3
11:00 AM11:00

London Trip: William Hague and Lord Tebbit

A limited number of members will be able to visit the Houses of Parliament to hear from two very distinguished Conservative politicians.

William Hague, Ex-President, Magdalen College, first joined the Cabinet in 1995 as Welsh Secretary and led the Party after the 1997 general election. After shadowing the position in opposition, he was appointed Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State in 2010. Last July, he became Leader of the House of Commons. As he has announced he will be retiring from Parliament at the general election, after over 25 years of service, this will be the last time the Association can see this particular alumnus as a Member of Parliament.

Norman Tebbit held a number of senior positions in the government of Margaret Thatcher, Ex-President, Somerville College. Firstly, as Employment Secretary and then as Trade and Industry Secretary, he was at the forefront of key Conservative policies, such as trade union reform and industry privatisation. He then chaired the Party through a third consecutive general election victory before leaving frontbench politics.

 

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Port & Policy
Feb
1
8:30 PM20:30

Port & Policy

As usual, OUCA’s famous weekly evening of debate accompanied by good ports will provide an excellent forum for political discussion every Sunday. Two motions will be announced in advance and there will be one emergency motion each week.

The entry cost remains just £5 for members.

 

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