Freshers Fair 2004

October 10, 2004

Leaflets showing students where they could buy Fairtrade products near their colleges, and details of the Fairtrade City campaign in Oxford were handed out at the Fresher’s Fair

2004 Student Fairtrade Leaflet

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Oxford Union Debate: this house believes free trade is fair trade

February 15, 2004

Members of the Oxford Student Fairtrade Coalition worked with the Oxford Union to arrange a high profile debate on Fair Trade.

The motion was: This house believes that free trading is fair trading.

Oxford Union Debate: Thursday 3rd Week. HT 2004.

Guest Speakers included:

  • Franz Fischler, EU Commissioner for Agriculture
  • Peter Brabeck, Nestle CEO
  • Daleep Mukarji, Director of Christian Aid
    and
  • Paul Chandler, Chief Executive of Traidcraft.

The Oxford Union chamber was packed for the debate, and the motion was conclusively defeated by over 2 to 1.

An in-depth article in the Oxford Student Newspaper was published the day before the debate.