New members

Amazing news you are considering to join Bonaparte. This page gives a short overview of what you can expect. However, nothing at Bonaparte is mandatory. You show up when you want to! We don’t do hazing of some sort. So why not drop by? If you are ready to join, fill out this form or drop by on an evening!

Making friends

Bonaparte is a small but active society consisting of about 40 active members. If you are looking for a new group of diverse friends, then don’t wait. We have members from diverse nationalities, political backgrounds and with many different studies. Everyone will find someone with similar interests!

Participating in activities

As a new member you get access to all activities of Bonaparte. That means that you are welcome, on a weekly basis, to join debates and drinks. You can also come to tournaments, social activities and workshops. You can read everything on the activities here!

Skills for life

Being good at debating is very useful (and fun!) You can, as you’d expect speak more easily in front an audience and it also becomes easier to come up with smart arguments. What is less known , is that is also has a lot of benefits when writing. The structure of a speech and the framing of it come back in written speeches!

Especially for new members

Open Evenings– You are always allowed to visit our evenings, but at the start of the year we host our open evenings. Here you will get extra explanation on debating and there are many other new people!

First years weekend– In October/November this weekend is organised, and it’s a blast. WE don’t do debating, but get to know each other in a very laidback weekend with games, drinks and firesides.

Beginners workshops – Get to know the basics of debating at the start of the year. After the open evenings we host four sessions and afterwards you are ready to beat some of the older members! Read more here.