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Founded early in the twentieth century, the Cambridge University Conservative Association remains one of the largest and most active political societies in the University. The Association provides many opportunities to engage in some of the great history of debate and engagement we maintain at Cambridge.

Society meetings provide wide-ranging opportunities to hear from the leading lights of Conservative politics and journalism. These meetings most often take the form of discussions, rather than lectures, giving everyone the chance to air their views and ask questions. Speaker meetings are always free and open to all members of the University, and our recent guests have included Sir John Major, Andrew Lansley, Edward Garnier, Andrew Mitchell, Eric Pickles and many more.

Alongside these events, the Association provides a calendar of socials throughout the year. From Port and Cheese to garden parties in May Week to boot, as well as a full Ball to celebrate the end of the academic year, members of CUCA need never look far for a relaxed and enjoyable evening away from their books! The highlight of each term is a splendid dinner, at which we celebrate the tenure of the outgoing chair and welcome the incoming chair.

Join today and enjoy some of Cambridge’s best political and social events for just £10 for life!