Events

What's on

Whether you're after free live music, an abundance of puppies, or you're wanting an unforgettable night out - we have you covered. From the Union Venue all the way to The Packhorse, here's the low-down of all our events happening at Royal Holloway.


The events

Schizophrenia: "There's a Voice in my Head"
27th December 6pm - 7:30pm
Moore Auditorium
Part of the Mental Health Network's lecture series, this installment will shine light on schizophrenia, a condition often misunderstood and misrepresented by mainstream media.
Campaigns | Free | Mental Health Awareness Week
'Crafternoon' - Decorate Your Own Coaster
14th January 2pm - 4pm
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Come and decorate your own coaster in our first Crafternoon of 2019
Give It A Go | Refreshers
Toast In Da Bungalow ft. Dick & Dom
14th January 10pm - 3am
Students' Union
Our legendary value for money night out is back for Refreshers! Say hello to drink deals all at one single price - £1.50. This time, we're joined by comedy duo, Dick & Dom as they transform Medicine into the famous bungalow.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Refreshers | Night | Union Venue | Toast
Two For Tuesday: Speakeasy Special
15th January 5pm - 11pm
The Packhorse
Join us for Two For Tuesday, where all drinks (except champagne and bottles of wine) and selected food are two for one! Rumour has it that we've got a secret bar at The Packhorse...
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Refreshers | The Packhorse | Night
5 Week Beginner-Intermediate Italian Class
15th January 7pm - 8pm
Windsor 1-05
Progress on learning a new language with this class, with our very own Italian Society.
Give It A Go
Fun Zone (Alcohol Free)
15th January 8pm - midnight
Medicine
We're throwing you back to your childhood and transforming Medicine into a fun zone where you can expect inflatables, quirky decorations and more! This night is suited to those looking for an alcohol free alternative to their evening.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Alcohol-free | Refreshers | Night | Medicine
MedsWeds: Fun Zone (Alcoholic)
16th January 7pm - midnight
Medicine
We're hosting a special edition of MedsWeds, as we throw you back to your childhood and transform Medicine into a fun zone! Expect inflatables, quirky decorations and more!
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Refreshers | Night | Medicine
Flawless ft. Loski & DigDat
16th January 10pm - 3am
Students' Union
Upcoming British urban artists, Loski & DigDat, joins us at the SU to bring mayhem to Royal Holloway for Refreshers! If you’re into all things grime, hip-hop and R&B then Flawless is the night for you.
Bars and Nightlife | Refreshers | Night | Union Venue | Flawless
Inflatable Crazy Golf
17th January 10am - 4pm
Students' Union Main Hall
Come and have a go on our Inflatable Crazy Golf course!
Give It A Go | Refreshers
5 Week Beginner's Japanese Language Course
17th January 6pm - 7pm
Windsor 0-05
Start to learn a new language with this introductory class, with our very own Japan Society.
Give It A Go
Five Week Beginners Self Awareness & Defence Class
17th January 7pm - 8pm
International Building 243
A progressive five week class into the basics of self-awareness and defence.
Give It A Go
Five Week Beginners Sign Language Class
17th January 7pm - 8pm
Shilling 0-04
Come and learn the basics of British Sign Language with this beginners course
Give It A Go
Undergraduated Big Band
17th January 8pm - 2am
Medicine
Enjoy a few pints over some live music with Royal Holloway's exclusive and only big band, Undergraduated.
Bars and Nightlife | Music and Film | Refreshers | Night | Medicine
School of Rock ft. The Kopycat Killers
17th January 10pm - 3am
Students' Union
It's the return of the biggest rock night on campus! With an appearance from The Kopycat Killers, expect to jam out to The Killer's hits all night long.
Bars and Nightlife | Refreshers | Night | Union Venue
Postgraduate Afternoon Tea
18th January 2pm - 4pm
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Calling all Postgrads! Come along to the Students' Union for an Afternoon Tea event
Free | Give It A Go
Medicine Live
18th January 9pm - 2am
Medicine
Our weekly live music night on campus returns for Refreshers!
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Music and Film | Refreshers | Night | Medicine | Medicine Live
Escape ft. Sigma
18th January 10pm - 3am
Students' Union
End your Refreshers on a high as we bring world-renowned DJs, Sigma, right to our doorstep!
Bars and Nightlife | Refreshers | Night | Union Venue | Escape
Alumni Sports Day
19th January 10am - 6pm
Royal Holloway Sports Centre
It’s the 12th edition of the Alumni Sports day.
Free | Alcohol-free | Sports | Refreshers | Day
Live Comedy
19th January 8pm - 11:30pm
The Packhorse
Comedy and LGBT Soc team up to give you live comedy all night.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Refreshers | The Packhorse | Night | Performance
Alumni Sports Day After Party
19th January 9pm - 2am
Medicine
After all that action out on the field, head to Medicine and warm up with a few drinks and celebrate the Alumni Sports Day.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Sports | Refreshers | Night | Medicine
Punk Pop Transmission
20th January 7:30pm - 11:30pm
The Packhorse
The biggest indie night on campus, Transmission, is transforming into a Punk Pop special night!
Bars and Nightlife | Music and Film | Refreshers | Night | Transmission
Mega Jackpot Quiz
20th January 8pm - 10pm
The Packhorse
Come on down to our hand written quiz night as our quiz master brings you four rounds of questions and one picture round. This time, we're giving you the chance to win a minimum of £200 cash prize to be won on the night.
Bars and Nightlife | Refreshers | The Packhorse | Night
Pets as Therapy
21st January noon - 2pm
Students' Union Main Hall
Dogs on campus! Come and visit our cute and furry friends.
Free | Give It A Go
Mindfulness and Psychological Science
23rd January 6pm - 7:30pm
The Shilling Auditorium
Part of the Mental Health Network's lecture series, presented by Professor Mark Williams.
Campaigns | Free | Mental Health Awareness Week
An Introduction to Flamenco
24th January 6:30pm - 8pm
Students' Union Main Hall
A new addition for Give It A Go! Come and give Flamenco a try!
Give It A Go
Disney Movie Night
24th January 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Founder's Lecture Theatre
Join us for a Disney classic!
Free | Give It A Go
Mindful Meditation
25th January 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Founder's Chapel
Come along to a free session and discover the profound benefits of mindfulness!
Free | Give It A Go
'Crafternoon' - Make Your Own Bird Feeder
28th January 2pm - 4pm
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Come and make your own bird feeder!
Give It A Go
How To Campaign Workshop
28th January 2pm - 4pm
Medicine
This session will go over all the elements you need to build a successful campaign.
Campaigns | Free | Elections
Tuesday Jam Session
29th January 7:30pm - 9pm
Bourne Annexe 280 & 295
Fancy getting together with a bunch of other students for a jam session? Here's your chance, no matter what your experience!
Free | Give It A Go
Depression: 'Just a Phase' or Chronic Illness?
30th January 6pm - 7:30pm
Moore Auditorium
Part of the Mental Health Network's series of lectures on mental health, this lecture focuses on depression and depressive symptoms.
Campaigns | Free | Mental Health Awareness Week
Karaoke Night
30th January 8pm - 11pm
The Packhorse
Are you like us? Do you practice with a hairbrush in front of the mirror? Well, look no further - We're giving you the chance to put those rehearsals into practice at The Packhorse and sing your favourite songs.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Music and Film | The Packhorse | Night
An Introduction to Flamenco
31st January 6:30pm - 8pm
Students' Union Main Hall
A new addition for Give It A Go! Come and give Flamenco a try!
Give It A Go
How To Campaign Workshop
1st February 2pm - 4pm
Medicine
This session will go over all the elements you need to build a successful campaign.
Campaigns | Free | Elections
Understanding Autism and Mental Health
6th February 6pm - 7:30pm
Moore Auditorium
A lecture on the links between autism and mental health, presented by Dr Eilidh Cage as part of the Mental Health Network's lecture series.
Campaigns | Free | Mental Health Awareness Week
Make Up Masterclass (for light to medium skin)
6th February 7pm - 8:30pm
Moore Annexe Lecture Theatre
Come and learn all the tips and techniques of make up application with our masterclass
Free | Give It A Go
An Introduction to Flamenco
7th February 6:30pm - 8pm
Students' Union Main Hall
A new addition for Give It A Go! Come and give Flamenco a try!
Give It A Go
PIRSoc and DipSoc Ball
7th February 8:30pm - midnight
Founder's Dining Hall
PIR Society and Diplomatic Society get together to host a fundraiser ball at Founder's Dining Hall. It's time to get suited and booted.
Bars and Nightlife | Societies | Night
Trip to Portsmouth
9th February 10am - 8pm
Meet outside the Students' Union (Union Plaza)
Join us for a day trip to Portsmouth; a dynamic and vibrant waterfront city packed with things to do!
Give It A Go
Slam Poetry Night
9th February 7:30pm - 9pm
The Packhorse
Head over to The Packhorse for a Slam Poetry night!
Free | Give It A Go | The Packhorse
Board Games & Chill
10th February 2pm - 4pm
Moore Annexe 034
Come and chill out with your mates over a board game or two
Free | Give It A Go
Crafternoon - Decorate Your Own Flower Pot
11th February 2pm - 4pm
Tommy's Loung, Students' Union
Come and decorate your own flower pot at our Crafternoon!
Give It A Go
Make Up Masterclass (For Medium To Dark Skin)
12th February 7pm - 8:30pm
Moore Annexe Lecture Theatre
Come and learn all the tips and techniques of make up application with our masterclass
Free | Give It A Go
Tuesday Jam Session
12th February 7:30pm - 9pm
Bourne Annexe 280 & 295
Fancy getting together with a bunch of other students for a jam session? Here's your chance, no matter what your experience!
Free | Give It A Go
Anti-Valentine's Film Night
13th February 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Founder's Main Lecture Theatre
Valentine's Haters, unite! We'll put on a movie and chill for the evening!
Free | Give It A Go
Craftivism Workshop
20th February 1pm - 4pm
Medicine Room 2
Time to get creative and make your campaign one to remember.
Campaigns | Free | Elections
Mental Health in the LGBT+ Community
20th February 6pm - 7:30pm
Moore Auditorium
Dr Nuno Nodin presents a lecture on mental health in the LGBT+ community as part of the Mental Health Network's lecture series.
Campaigns | Free | Mental Health Awareness Week
Craftivism Workshop
21st February 1pm - 4pm
Medicine Room 2
Time to get creative and make your campaign one to remember.
Campaigns | Free | Elections
Tuesday Jam Session
26th February 7:30pm - 9pm
Bourne Annexe 280 & 295
Fancy getting together with a bunch of other students for a jam session? Here's your chance, no matter what your experience!
Free | Give It A Go
Five Week Beginners Self Awareness & Defence Class
28th February 7pm - 8pm
International Building 243
A progressive five week class into the basics of self-awareness and defence.
Give It A Go
Wellbeing Walk
1st March 1:45pm - 4pm
Meet outside the Students' Union (Union Plaza)
Get a couple of hours to yourself in the fresh air, around beautiful Virginia Water Lake
Free | Give It A Go
Board Games & Chill
3rd March 2pm - 4pm
Moore Annexe 034
Come and chill out with your mates over a board game or two
Free | Give It A Go
Disney Movie Night
5th March 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Founder's Lecture Theatre
Join us for a Disney classic!
Give It A Go
Warner Brothers Studio Tour Trip
6th March 1pm - 9pm
Meeting point TBC
Join the Harry Potter Society on a tour of the Warner Brothers Studio!
Give It A Go
Tuesday Jam Session
12th March 7:30pm - 9pm
Bourne Annexe 280 & 295
Fancy getting together with a bunch of other students for a jam session? Here's your chance, no matter what your experience!
Free | Give It A Go
Crafternoon: Decorate Your Own Canvas Bag
14th March 2pm - 4pm
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Here's your chance to decorate your very own reusable canvas bag.
Give It A Go
Trip To Oxford
16th March 10am - 8pm
Meet outside the Students' Union (Union Plaza)
Discover historic Oxford on this day trip.
Give It A Go
Cupcake Decorating
20th March noon - 1pm
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Come and decorate your own tasty cupcake!
Free | Give It A Go
Tuesday Jam Session
26th March 7:30pm - 9pm
Bourne Annexe 280 & 295
Fancy getting together with a bunch of other students for a jam session? Here's your chance, no matter what your experience!
Free | Give It A Go