Which societies should you join?
Michaelmas is here! Let GEORGINA BUTTERWORTH take you through the top socs
Hey you lazy slob! Join a society!
Who cares if in two weeks time your inbox is inundated with reminders about the porridge oat and navel gazing society. At least you can say yeah I was there, I tried it out, it was shit, I felt like Cheryl Cole in the American X Factor: no one understood me and I didn’t fit in.
On the other hand you may like it enough to go again, maybe even more than three times. The below selection may be considered the Finest range, sure to whet your metaphorical and actual appetite.
Cambridge University Wine Society [CUWS]
Before swaps mar your palate with Sainsbury’s house Soave, learn to appreciate wine in a more civilised setting. CUWS holds a number of wine tastings each term.
Festivities culminate in an exquisite annual dinner accompanied by, of course, several excellent wines. Membership also includes discounts at several Cambridge wine retailers as well as a reduced charge for the tasting sessions.
Cambridge Advertising and Marketing Society (CAMsoc)
Need a bloody job? This fledgling society will be right up your alley. Set up just in time for grad scheme applications, CAMsoc organises events with industry experts and provides opportunities to network, attend workshops and meet other like-minded students.
Make sure you go to their launch event on 23 October, there’s free wine and nibbles.
Cambridge University Acrobatic Martial Arts Society (CUAMA)
Fancy making the B moving “Crouching Tiger Hidden Porter”? CUAMA promises to teach members sick moves from films and video games, incorporating martial art forms and techniques found in gymnastics to create flashy, complex tricks.
KAPOW… or something along those lines.
Join the mailing list by contacting [email protected]
Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society [CUMTS]
The well-established, high-quality Musical Theatre Society stages a variety of performances throughout the year, from cabaret-style ‘Bar Nights’ to full-blown stage musicals, and a lesser-known burlesque show for both male and female performers.
Whether on stage, in the band or behind the scenes, this society boasts a plethora of opportunities.
Cambridge University Korfball Club
Ever wondered what sport the offspring of Michael Jordan and the headmistress of Cheltenham Ladies’ College would play?
Korfball – a cross between basketball and netball. There are currently two mixed teams and the club sells itself as fully integrated both on and off the court. The club is always keen to welcome new members, no experience necessary.
No excuses now. Join a soc or I’ll be disappointed in you.