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Cambridge & Oxford Union Societies say “YES” to the return of the Parthenon Marbles

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) The Cambridge Union Society held on Monday a debate on the motion This House would return the Parthenon Marbles to the New Acropolis Museum in Athens.” The final results appeared in favour of the repatriation of the Marbles with 117 “ayes,” in contrast to 46 “noes”.

The Cambridge Union Society was founded in 1815 and originally, it existed as a gentleman’s club. Soon after, a similar society was formed in Oxford, still active until today. In fact, in 2004, the Oxford Union Society held a debate under the same motion and the outcome was again successful. Both Oxford and Cambridge Union Societies have always been famous for their controversial debates and for the tribune they provide to so many high profile speakers of diverging views. Debates are highly relevant to current issues and often mirror discussion in the British parliament and the media.

 Int’l Campaign to Return the Parthenon Marbles to Athens: www.parthenoninternational.org