Debating Global Issues at the Oxford MUN

Six delegates from Oundle were involved in this year’s Oxford Global MUN, writing resolutions, proposing amendments and contributing to the debate. 

Four of them represented the views of Mauritius, which became the subject of several resolutions due to the environmental threat of rising sea levels. The other two delegates played the roles of a Japanese judge at the international Court of Justice, and an American Senator on the Furture Crisis Committee. 

Two of our pupils were recognised in the awards ceremony - Angelo Giacco (L) got an honourable mention for his contribution to the Commission on Science and Technology for Development, and Danila Mikhaylov (C) went up on stage to receive a gavel for “best delegate” in his committee, the International Court of Justice.  The pupils got a taste of the Oxford University experience. The opening ceremony was in The Sheldonian, the committees were in the Examination Schools and pupils had lunch in Balliol College. The conference was superbly run by undergraduates from Oxford University, and involved pupils from 77 schools, including many from overseas.