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John Simpson, Anthony Horowitz, the prime minister of Kenya and Peter Andre head for Cambridge




Peter Andre
Peter Andre

Judy Murray and UN deputy high commissioner for Human Rights also on the bill at Cambridge Union

Cambridge Union has an eclectic line-up, as ever. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Union has an eclectic line-up, as ever. Picture: Keith Heppell

Veteran broadcaster John Simpson and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz will be appearing at the Cambridge Union this Easter term along with a former prime minister of Kenya, an aviation billionaire and singer Peter Andre.

The line-up of guest speakers was announced last week along with the topics of debate, which includes the age-old idea of a Town and Gown divide.

Union president Maria Epishkina said: “My goal this term was to engage with the conversations we should be having. I’m excited to be able to open up the union to a variety of discussions.”

Other topics will examine volatile geopolitics, a football World Cup boycott and the idea of a universal basic income.

The union also has lined up guest speakers with a range of passions including politicians, journalists, campaigners, writers and activists.

Mr Simpson, the BBC world affairs editor, is on the list along with Judy Murray, a former tennis player and mother to Jamie and Andy, billionaire private jet company founder Thomas Flohr, former prime minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga, and Kate Gilmore, the UN deputy high commissioner for Human Rights.



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