From 15 to 17 March, our annual Model United Nations Conference (HabsMUN) was held. Given its international reputation as being THIMUN certified, the conference is one of the highlights of the School year.
This year topics ranged from the use of drones in warfare, to the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, to controlling epidemics. These deeply complex and controversial topics were discussed by over 350 delegates from 32 different schools. Reflecting the global nature of this conference, and the topics discussed, delegates came from, not only the UK, but also France, The Netherlands, The UAE, and Greece.
The conference is open to students from Year 9 upwards, and runs alongside the weekly MUN club and the opportunity to participate in other schools’ conferences. There are also opportunities for students from the Boys’ and Girls’ Schools to take part in running the event, for example we have teams in press, reprographics and secretariat roles. The Conference is coordinated by two Year 13 students (Alex Curtis and Aditya Venkatraman), assisted by a number of boys and girls in the Sixth Form, alongside Mr Cooper, Miss McGrath and Miss Kerkhof.
It was a hugely successful event, opened by the Headmaster on the Friday evening and closed by Mr Amlot on the Sunday. There was a real buzz around campus all weekend, and firm friendships were made across all the schools participating. We eagerly look forward to next years’ event.