The society received this message earlier today:
UCLU Debating Society invites you to our most prestigious event of the year. The annual Foundation Dinner. Since 1828 the society has debating the same motion: ‘This House Has No Faith in Her Majesty’s government’. With the election looming just around the corner this truly is the year to take part in the dinner as we always attract the highest calibre of speakers, including two years ago the great Boris Johnson.
We have excellent speakers this year; ranging from former ministers of state, ex-shadow cabinet members and of course the incumbent MP and two candidates from other parties for UCL’s very own constituency, Holborn and St Pancras.
This will be a sit down, black tie, 3 course dinner hosted within UCL. A champagne reception will commence at 6pm in the North Cloisters, before we move through to the JBR for the dinner. The debate itself will be due to kick off around 9pm in the prestigious Housman Room Private Members Club – normally only open to members and fully furnished with art and a bar! An exclusive after-party will follow in a specially booked area in bar 101 by Tottenham Court Rd St.
The meal is not necessary to gain access to the debate, tickets for the debate alone can be bought separately (see below). Those coming for the debate only will not need to wear black tie, but smart/formal dress will be expected.
Tickets for the entire evening are £35 for members of the society and £42 for non-members (who are of course more than welcome). Tickets are available for the debate at £5.
Speaking in proposition:
Hon. Bernard Jenkin MP – Conservative MP for North Essex, Simon Richards.
Chairman of Freedom Association think-tank, George Lee Conservative PPC Holborn and St Pancras and Jo Shaw Liberal Democrat PPC Holborn and St Pancras.
Speak in opposition:
Rt. Hon. Tony McNulty MP Labour MP for Harrow East since 1997, David Chaplin Chair of The Young Fabians, Rt. Hon. Frank Dobson MP and Tom Miller Labour PPC Woking