Talk:List of Presidents of the Oxford Union

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Useless Page Needs Improvement[edit]

This page is virtually useless. We need a year-by-year list: name, term of office, date of birth, star sign, favourite colour ... all that stuff. --OhNoPeedyPeebles (talk) 21:30, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

  • Quite concur, have started a list on the lines of the Tab equivalent. In reality, it would need someone to nip into the President's Office, where there are some very good histories etc. which would give us the list in a trice. 79.73.87.25 (talk) 21:09, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
    • I don't think it is helpful to describe this page as useless - it is a start, and in the best traditions of Wikipedia it needs to be improved as someone has started to do. Let's help to improve, not just criticise !

Notability[edit]

When listing past Presidents, do they have to fulfil a notability criterion ? It seems to me that a complete list is intrinsicly useful. Non-notables can just be a name without a link to a page of their own. We should re-instate as-yet non-notable past Presidents, like Luke Tryl

The subject matter is notable. If the individual is not by themselves, they should be included on this list, but not have their own article. Mkdwtalk 21:03, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Causes of Death[edit]

The page is inconsistent in recording causes of death. Either everyone's cause of death should be recorded (alcoholism, smoking, run over by bus etc) or no one's. Being killed in a world war isn't useful information in this context.--OhNoPeedyPeebles (talk) 18:49, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

I dare say sooner or later somebody will strike it out for the reason you give. It's interesting, though - particularly the "lost generation" - some of them probably the brightest and best of their age group - wiped out as the young officers of WW1. Harold Macmillan famously declined to return to Oxford to complete his degree (and perhaps become a rather old President like Tony Crosland did after WW2) because he couldn't bear the thought of being haunted by memories of his dead friends.

Perhaps somebody should start an article on "Oxford University Deaths in the Two World Wars" and move the information there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 171.192.0.10 (talk) 10:18, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Presidents of the Oxford Union Society[edit]

Is there a reason why para 1 and 2 - both named the same - are not combined into one table? I'm combining it into one table - feel free to revert me if this is not ok Xyzspaniel (talk) 22:08, 1 July 2016 (UTC)