Putting political activism back on the map…

Queens Students Union are the first to use our new Message Space service (more later). They’ve just kicked off a week of events focused on political activism, no doubt now inflected with a touch of optimism since the positive outcome the St Andrews talks last week. Today, the Electoral Commission will be in the foyer of the spanking new Union building all day taking new registrations (don’t forget your Nat Ins number). The refurbishment of the Union building means there are now a suite of spaces and committee rooms on the third floor available to all political societies on campus. Don’t miss Eamon McCann in full flow tonight!!A full programme of the week below:

MONDAY 16TH

• ELECTORAL COMMISSION (ALL DAY IN SU FOYER)

Bring National Insurance Number

• OPENING TALK – EAMONN MCCANN – Political Activism and Today’s World

COMMITTEE ROOM 2 – STUDENTS’ UNION 3RD FLOOR – 7:30PM

TUESDAY 17TH

• ELECTORAL COMMISSION (ALL DAY IN SU FOYER)

Bring National Insurance Number

• NOVEMBER 24TH: DEADEND OR CROSSROADS?

PANELLISTS: PROF. PAUL BEW, BREIDGE GADD CBE, MARTINA ANDERSON, BILLY HUTCHINSON

COMMITTEE ROOM 2 – STUDENTS’ UNION 3RD FLOOR – 7:30PM

WEDNESDAY 18TH

• OXFAM EXHIBIT (ALL DAY IN SU FOYER)

• RICKEY GERVAIS: POLITICS (SPEAKEASY BAR 3PM)

• STUDENT POLITICAL QUESTION TIME

CHAIR: JIM FITZPATRICK (BBC)
PANELLISTS: Catrina Ruane MLA, ALISTAIR MCDONNELL MP MLA, IAN PAISLEY JR MLA, DAVID FORD MLA

COMMITTEE ROOM 2 – STUDENTS’ UNION 3RD FLOOR – 7:30PM

THURSDAY 19TH

• OXFAM EXHIBIT (ALL DAY IN SU FOYER)

• OXFAM SHORT FILMS (SPEAKEASY BAR 1PM)

• LORD OF WAR (SPEAKEASY BAR 1:30PM)

• OXJAM: Radar in association with Oxjam presents Ed Zealous, The Jane Bradfords and The Elliots (FREE ENTRY)

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty