Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic activity in which students assume the role of national ambassadors to debate and  develop key skills like public speaking, teamwork and negotiation which will look great on your UCAS reference / CV. Oakham School has represented over 50 nations in recent years with very healthy student numbers each year.

Model United Nations is a highly diversified activity, following the pattern of the United Nations and making us face up to the ongoing problems in today's world. It aims to build an understanding of current global challenges amongst the next generation of world leaders and thinkers. Representing countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, they gather to discuss some of the most pressing problems that confront the world today.

At all conferences, students come together and share their interest for international affairs, the art of diplomacy and engaging in lively debate. Oakham normally attend MUN conferences at Cheadle Hulme in Manchester, Kingwoods in Bath,  St Andrews College in Dublin and Alkmaar in Holland.  

For further information, please contact the Lead Teacher of MUN, Mr Laurence Ward

Laurence Ward

Laurence Ward

Head of Politics and International Relations

I have been Head of Politics and International Relations at Oakham since September 2005. I am Senior Tutor in Sargants House and was previously Resident Tutor for 8 years in Wharflands Boarding House. I lead the MUN (Model United Nations) activity, which fits well with the IB and A-level Politics courses we offer. I have been the principal examiner for IB Global Politics Paper 1 and have contributed towards a variety of publications. I have a young daughter, Madeline, with my wife who also works at the School as a teacher of French.