Supporting the Oxford Union

As we reflect on our 200-year legacy, securing our future is tantamount to securing our independence – the freedom to self-govern and the freedom of speech. Central to our ability to retain our independence is our historic grade II* listed debating chamber and other rooms where debates and interactive speaker meetings take place.

We have therefore launched an Urgent Appeal to raise £5M by mid-2024 to carry out essential maintenance works to prevent the closure of the buildings.

The loss of our buildings, however temporary, would pose a serious threat to our ability to operate independently and with legitimacy. Unlike colleges and other higher education institutions, the Union does not receive taxpayer funding.

How to Donate

Full donation options are available at our giving page.