Cambridge University students vote against Remembrance Sunday motion over fears it ‘glorifies’ war


Cambridge University’s Student Union (CUSU) has voted down a motion to promote Remembrance Sunday amid fears about the “glorification” of conflict.

The motion called on the university, its Colleges and faculties to be “more proactive in promoting the cause of Remembrance”. This could include asking for a minute’s silence on Remembrance Sunday or sending email reminders to students about the availability of poppies, the motion said. It encouraged the commemoration of British veterans, adding that CUSU should “ensure that Remembrance Day becomes a well-established and well-marked event across the university”.  

But the motion, which was put forward by two members of the university’s Conservative…

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Cambridge University students vote against Remembrance Sunday motion over fears it ‘glorifies’ war

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