Model United Nations (MUN) students are delighted to have accepted an invitation to represent Germany and Egypt at the esteemed Cheadle Hulme International debating MUN conference in October. The debating topics will range from offshore drilling to modern slavery as well as issues such as space debris and nuclear technology.
Oakham has celebrated a very successful MUN programme this year with over 44 students heavily involved in attending over 4 conferences. The next conference will be dominated by 13 Form 7 students.
Laurence Ward, Head of Politics and lead teacher of MUN said, “The activity is going from strength to strength with our debating teams having represented 8 different nationalities (Canada, Iran, Peru, India, Austria, Trinidad and Tobago, Poland and the Maldives) in 4 conferences this year. They have debated well over 90 different specific matters ranging from the Yemen crisis to the illegal organ trade and even questions of the right to dam The Nile and regulating Artificial Intelligence.”
The MUN activity gives Upper School students a unique understanding of present national and international issues and helps develop their leadership, communication, research, and debating skills.