[Bryony Wharfe | Contributing Writer]
Hertfordshire’s Film Society meet up regularly to watch films together, discuss them and meet new people with similar movie interests. This year, the society have a Christmas Quiz commencing on 17th December at the EleHouse, College Lane. Teams of between 3-5 people will compete for a grand prize, with all money raised going one of the University’s RAG charities. As well as this, the society will also be hosting their usual movie showings with a hint of Christmas spirit. Like their Facebook page for more details: University of Hertfordshire Film Society.
All hail to the ale, cheers for the beers. The University’s Pub Society meets every Thursday for drinks around the Hertfordshire area, with at least St Albans every other Thursday. This December they’re planning a Christmas dinner at either The Airfield in Hatfield, the new Wetherspoons opening in Hatfield, or Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London. If you fancy joining fellow students for regular alcoholic evenings in new places, join their group on Facebook to find out more: UH Pub Society Members 2015/16.
Each year the Drama Society puts on their own pantomime for Christmas, last year it was Robin Hood, and this year it’s Treasure Island! Three shows will be running over the weekend of the 12th of December. You can get tickets (£4 for adults, £3 for students) from The Forum and the SU website closer to the time, or from them at their weekly meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All money raised will be for the two chosen charities they decide on. They had a Christmas party last year, and this year they plan on a Winter Wonderland trip around the 18th of December. If you want to watch the shows, or are interested in being a part of the society, find them on Facebook and message for more information: Herts SU Drama Society.
Vegan and Vegetarian Society
This newly founded society will be having their first Christmas here at UH this December. The group was created for vegan and vegetarian students to meet one another at socials, dinners (meat-free of course), drinks and potlucks (a meal or party to which each of the guests contributes a dish). Their plan for Christmas 2015 is to book a table around the last week of term at The Green Kitchen, a veggie café in St Albans. If you’re a fellow vegan or vegetarian or are thinking about following the meat-free path, take a look on their Facebook page for future events: Vegans/Vegetarians at University Hertfordshire.
If you’re interested in more society Christmas events, check the list of societies on the Students’ Union website.