Term Two Society Events

Get your diaries at the ready as VP Societies & Media Sophia Bolton gives you the lowdown on all the amazing events coming up in Term Two!

So much has already happened since Term Two began, but this is only the start, we've got tons of exciting and diverse events coming up. So many different societies have been working extremely hard to put on some fantastic events!

What’s happened so far?

Chinese Student Scholar Association (CSSA) have curated an art show in the EWD event space, presenting the selected body of artworks by eleven young emerging artists. The aim of this exhibition was to show the attitude and cogitation of Chinese young artists towards modern Chinese Art. The exhibition has now gone on tour around other institutions.

Absolute Harmony hosted The Harvard Callbacks, an acapella group from Harvard University. They collaborated on a concert with Dance Society, Holloway Players, Savoy Opera, MTS and Gospel Choir. They also hosted the Princeton Footnotes the following week as well as their annual Acapalooza!

What competitions are coming up?

Computing Society will once again be hosting Royal Hackaway at the start of February. It's one of the biggest and most complex events on campus, so if you love hacking (I’m no expert) then make sure you get involved!

We also have so many groups competing this term. Pole and Aerial Hoop will be hosting their very first ever inter-university event as well as Dance Society holding their annual competition on Saturday 14 March in the Windsor Building, so make sure you pop down to watch! Ballroom and Latin Dancesport are heading to Blackpool for Nationals and Games Society will be heading to Sheffield for a board game competition! Of course, we can’t also forget the small matter of Varsity 2020 coming up on Tuesday 24 March!

What else is going on?

Games Society will also be hosting a legendary 24-hour marathon on Saturday 28 March, so make sure to watch out for that if you’re a keen gamer! Refugee Society is collaborating with Fashion Society and Photography Society to host a fashion show in Medicine to raise money for SolidariTee, a charity which is student-run. They’re supporting the international assistance of refugees and asylum seekers. LGBT+ Society is hosting a clothes swap on Tuesday 10 March where people can buy second-hand clothes or swap them with their own. This event is for charity and it will be gender neutral and judgement-free!

African-Caribbean Society (ACS) has a fantastic series of events coming up over the next week. This includes talking about postgraduate depression, homeownership and an alumni networking event. They aim to ‘bridge the gap’ between university and the expectations of adult life. History Society and Jewish Society are hosting a Holocaust Survivor on Friday 7 February as part of the 75 memorial of this devastating event.

Christian Union is hosting its annual events week from 10-14 February. This year’s theme of ‘belonging’ will run through the week and it will definitely be a key discussion topic. The week will feature daily lunchtime events in Medicine as well as an acoustic event in Crosslands and a Pub Quiz in The Packhorse. Climate Action will also be hosting two crisis talks, a science-based one on Wednesday 5 February and an activism talk on the following Wednesday 12 February. Pop along, if you’re passionate about fighting for climate justice!

We know that was a lot, so make sure to keep an eye out for these events around campus. It’s so fantastic to watch our groups achieve such amazing things. It’s also great to see the amount of time, effort and dedication which goes into every event!

Further details about these events can be found on the society’s social media pages or on the SU website!

Sophia Bolton // Vice President Societies & Media