Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Mark Wallace and Ranil Jayawardena
A big thanks must go to our guest speakers last term, Mark Wallace (campaign manager for the Freedom Association) and Ranil Jayawardena (Chairman of the Blue Sky Foundation). We are very grateful to them for taking the time out to come and talk to us up here in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and look forward to seeing them again!
Alan Duncan Visit - April 25th
Thank you to all those who turned up to greet Alan Duncan and help campaign around Newcastle City Centre. A few photos should hopefully be up soon.
The Newcastle Union Society Awards 2007
It gives us great pride to announce that Newcastle CF received an award for "Most Improved Society" at the Union Society's awards ceremony. We'd like to thank all of those who have helped us out with socials and campaigns this year and we hope to continue our success next year!
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Thursday, March 01, 2007
The musical begins with Margaret Thatcher appearing in a giant handbag - Narrator Maggie as she is known in the programme - and guides us through her life from birth until the present day. There are nine different Maggies dressed in attire that resembles the point in her life that was being focused upon: for example during the Falklands War scene (Military Maggie) she was dressed in a camouflage dress.
At one point one even comes around to play the audience - Gordon, one of our members fell victim but was looked upon kindly as Britannia Maggie said he had a "soft voice". Unfortunately Naima didn't get off so lightly and was told she was "dressed like she was French". It was all light-hearted fun however - and the quips about Tony Blair were good too.
The play provoked mixed reactions upon us all - Keir stating that he thought it was "pretty well balanced" and that "a lot of people wouldn't pay money to see a play that was too pro-Thatcher for various reasons. Considering it had to appeal to as wide an audience as was possible it was fairly flattering towards her." Others remain more sceptical, Barney was particularly disappointed at the portrayal of her character, of which he thought it was pretty much against her.
Hopefully we'll have a few more opinions from members up here soon, but in the mean time a few songs can be downloaded from the website:
Monday, February 26, 2007
Newcastle Conservative Future and Newcastle Liberal Democrats Society have organised an evening of debating, including the main motion:
"This house believes in the Nuclear Weapons Disarmament of the UK".
This is booked for Wednesday 7th March in the Function Room of the Students' Union at 7:30pm. The Function Room is located on the 2nd floor of the Students' Union, at the opposite end to the MLK Cafe.
If you would like to take part in the debate itself please email our Deputy Chairman (Political) on:
It's all light-hearted fun and anybody is welcome to join in, if you don't fancy debating then there will be a large audience there so feel free to come and watch (the more the better). There will be the opportunity to ask questions to those taking part too.