Archive for the ‘Atheist Soc’ Category

It’s that time of year again

Saturday, December 11th, 2010 | Atheist Soc, Distractions

With this week being the last week of term, we headed down to OK Karaoke for the social this week. Despite it being a somewhat Christmas themed event though – they didn’t even have Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name”, which was of course last year’s Christmas number one.

Cuthbert’s January sale

Saturday, January 9th, 2010 | Atheist Soc, Life

On Tuesday we headed down to Cuthbert Brodrick for the usual Atheist Society Tuesday night social. Wetherspoon’s are currently running a January sale which includes meals for £1.99 and a pint or a glass of wine for 99p!

Movie Goer’s Guide to Life & Death

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 | Atheist Soc, Events

On Tuesday we had our second Movie Goer’s Guide to Life & Death at A-Soc. It was basically a load of clips from American Beauty and while I found some of the analysis dubious I certainly enjoyed seeing the clips again very much enjoyable. Smile – you’re at Mr Smiley’s!

Movie Goer's Guide Nicola doing karaoke John

I think I’ll have myself a beer

Thursday, August 6th, 2009 | Atheist Soc, Friends

Tuesday night rolled around again and this time I was properly moved into town and could enjoy being able to walk home, which I did. We kicked things off at Wetherspoon’s collecting the regular A-Soc’ers before heading over to D-Fusion for more drinking and a bit of karaoke too in celebration of Sophie’s recent birthday.

Lil and Chris Sophie and Chris Zoltan

Long night drinkin’

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 | Atheist Soc, Friends, Life

On my way home from Aidan’s leaving do I decided to stop by The Library for a quick one just to say hi to everyone. Turns out that everyone was not that many people with none of the other committee being there, though apparantly Sophie had dropped by briefly earlier on.

So in the end to keep the party going I ended up staying there for a fare bit of time before getting a text with Nicola asking if we were still at the pub. I said we were going to be heading off soon but suggested we grab a quick pint down at the station so we ended up down there until nearly midnight, which didn’t really make for the early night I was hoping for but did give me chance to catch up with people which was good.

Nicola Nicola Chris

Studying

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 | Atheist Soc

Tuesday saw the usual A-Soc meetup at The Library, which is our new home for the moment due to the fact that they serve food and I prefer not to wait until like midnight to eat on an evening. And for pretty amazing prices too, I got a beer and a burger for £3.50 though it did have a notable lack of dressing.

Most of the evening was spent planning the oncoming society camping trip to the point were we even have Lil coming – crazy times!

Old times

Sunday, June 28th, 2009 | Atheist Soc, Events

The first of our weekly summer socials for Atheist Society rolled round last Tuesday and with many of the undergraduates having left for the summer it felt just look old times. It was a really good night in the end and The Library were still serving food when we got there which is always a good thing.

Mike and Rich Nicola Chris and George

AHS hits Warwick

Sunday, June 28th, 2009 | Atheist Soc, Events

Last weekend was the AHS national conference 2009 hosted by Warwick Atheists. It is an interesting setup they have down there, it is a campus university based in the middle of nowhere as most of them are – but most of the students don’t live on campus. That seemed the point of a remote campus university to me but there you go. It’s also not in Warwick, nor in Leamington Spa were we were all staying lol.

We did however get the pleasure of spending some time in Leamington Spa as well as visiting my first 24/7 McDonald’s (though I’m sure most of you can’t really appreciate how exciting that is for me :p ), it’s good to know what where ever you are you can always really on Wetherspoon’s for a cheap pint.

Warwick’s campus was quite nice, they have a great bar there called the Dirty Duck which serves what I can only describe as duck steak – it’s like a full size big steak rather than the breast fillet you get from chickens and was absolutely delicious. They also do a fine carvery which we sampled on the Sunday.

In terms of AHS stuff we now have an exciting new committee with Jenna as president, Adrian as secretary and Stuart as treasurer. A number of other appointments were also made, congratulations to all who got positions! I am stepping down as webmaster as I believe I can better serve the AHS as a trustee so Michael will be taking on the web duties.

All in all the coming year is looking pretty bright for the AHS.

Chris Leamington Spa Chris and Jenna

End of Year Ball ’09

Thursday, June 4th, 2009 | Atheist Soc, Events, Humanism

Tuesday saw the End of Year Ball which this year saw several of the freethinking societies in and around Leeds unite. While it was mostly an A-Soc affair we got people from Skeptics, York Brights, the Humanist Society of West Yorkshire and HAG there, even if this is mostly the same crowd lol.

We kicked things off at Spice Quarter where I managed to get through a reasonably respectable five plates though I believe I was significantly trailing Zoltan who was on a mission to eat everything they owned.

The made in front of you stir fry had to be the winning dish as you literally can just pile everything on your plate and get them to stir fry it. Interesting, despite what sause I asked for it all seemed to come out of the same pot but it actually tasted like what I asked for so I’m not going to complain.

Afterwards we headed to Bourbon for their Mix Tape Project night which was really good if people did start disappearing – the last people to leave the place where myself and Paul! That’ll show those kids who can really party… :D.

In the end we had 34 people turn up which I think is quite respectable.

Spice Quarter Liz and Chris Bourbon

Life of Brian

Thursday, May 21st, 2009 | Atheist Soc, Distractions

With the exam period underway this Tuesday’s Atheist Society meeting was designed to let people switch off and relax from the constrant headache of revision. As such we screened Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

Every time I watch the film I remember just how much of an amazing film it is. Even the one liners are complex, brilliant dialog that makes you laugh. What a film.

Life of Brian