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Epsom’s Second Successful MUN Conference

The MUN Society hosted its second conference last week: EPMUN. EPMUN was a triumph and a significant increase in size and ambition from the inaugural conference in 2018, attracting delegates from Brighton College, Croydon High School, Guildford High School, Kingston Grammar School, and Notre Dame School.

The quality of debate was extremely high, and pupils and students debated various issues in four different committees, ranging from the question of the so-called pink tax to responses to human rights violations in Palestine.

EPMUN was organised and executed by the dedicated and dynamic Secretary-General, Mackenzie Mully (R), with the able support of the meticulously well-organised Deputy Secretary-General, Nara Aligulova (Cr), and a small army of chairs, deputy chairs, and administrators, including: Anna Demenok (Wh), Frederick Gathercole (G), Ben Kersley (H), Caroline Lansdown (W), Ruan Oliver (P), Guy Peppiatt (F), Verity Russell (R), Eva Saunders (M), Sophia Soo (W), Emily Vandrau (R), and Wendy Wong (Wh).

The MUN Society also fielded three of its own novice delegations, the relatively experienced Brazil, represented by Jay Doshi (Fa), Katie Evans  (M), Lochlan Kirwan (H), Lara Mully (R), and Sophie Norman (Wh); the increasingly experienced Iraq, represented by Seamas MacLeod (H), Alexander Povey (Rn), Meely Thesiger (R), and Furaha Wasunna (W); and the entirely novice Australia, represented by William Hewett (H), Fraser Law (Rn), Toby Ruane Smith (Fa), and Max Stoddard (Fa).

All came a tremendously long way over the course of the day, and it is hoped that a number will go on to represent the MUN Society on the MUN circuit next academic year.