Archive for September, 2009

The art of good Word Art

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 | Photos


The secret is, it never looks good.


Sunday, September 27th, 2009 | Events, Humanism, Life

I finally made it over to the A-Soc picnic on Woodhouse Moor to find a rather nice turnout and, amusingly, A-Soc members trying to participate in sporting activities 😉 . We spent a while longer in the park chatting before heading over to The Old Bar for what we expected would be a few drinks – 10:30 in the evening, several drinks and a jazz band later and I finally left. Crazy times.

Picnic Chris Katie and Nicola

Sunday lunch with Dr. P

Sunday, September 27th, 2009 | Friends, Life

Sunday saw us hit Cuthbert Brodrick as usual for lunch but with one important change – George finally having been paid he could actually afford to eat this time! We also saw a guest appearance from Rich as well so it was a rather good afternoon.

Unfortunately due to a series of iritating events it took them an hour to get me a dessert, which resulted in me being quite late for the A-Soc picnic. They had a new lass working behind the bar who took 20 minutes to serve us and once we had done they lost my dessert and had to make it again!

George Rich Kate

All night debate

Sunday, September 27th, 2009 | Humanism

Friday night saw us to take the street outside the union for all night debate in an attempt to talk to even more students and had out some free hot drinks to people in need of one. It wasn’t as fast moving as it is during Rationalist Week but we got some quite long quality conversations and chatted to some great people so it was well worth it.

All night debate All night debate Chris

Day at the museum

Sunday, September 27th, 2009 | Distractions, Humanism

Friday saw A-Soc hit Leeds City Museum to take a look round the exhibit, notably the first edition of Origin of Species. We spent a good hour or two looking round the museum before they kicked us out, which is enough time to get round most of the stuff anyway. Unfortunately we forgot to get a group photo on the steps but there will be plenty of other opportunities no doubt.

Michael Money Bags Exhibit Leeds City Museum

Freshers’ week

Sunday, September 27th, 2009 | Humanism

With the new academic year kicking off, A-Soc spent the week outside the union telling people about the society and trying to drum up new members. While we had some problems with being moved around, staff shortages and the usual problems you have to deal with, the week was overall rather successful and we signed up plenty of new members.

Rosie and Michael Tom, John and Sophie The stall

Getting old

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 | Friends

Myself and George hit The Old Bar last night. It was a somewhat sobering experience, which was useful given I was driving, but never the less unwelcome reminder that we’re getting on a bit.

I didn’t leave my previous engagement until 9:30, which resulted in me getting to the union at 9:45, which I thought was rather late to be hitting the pub. Never the less it was dead in The Old Bar. I mean, there were a fair few people but few enough to allow everyone to get a seat and after all it’s freshers’ week – you would expect it to be rammed.

After a few drinks we headed off a little after 11 – at which point hordes of people began arriving in the bar. Granted I still had two hours of work to do when I got home so it wasn’t like I was going home to bed, but there can be little doubt it’s a sign of the inevitable aging of the class of ’08.

George Chris

Nicolas’ leaving do

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 | Friends

I feel opening my blog post with a statement regarding the fact that last night was the third leaving do I had attended in the three months I have worked in this company of about a dozen of us would give the wrong impression. Contrary to what the Wikipedia article says, Rob doesn’t beat any of his employees with a cricket bat, or any sporting implement for that matter.

However we are a company of dynamic young go-getters as Mike describes us and are drawn in from all around the world. Nicolas is one such individual who later this month will be returning to France and so last night we headed over to Salvo’s for a farewell meal.

I can’t say I enjoyed the food which was some form of Italian tapas which I found strange, though with plenty of small courses it wasn’t too much of a problem as the food you didn’t like was soon replaced by a whole new dish.

Nicolas Chris Jason

The long awaited return of Tuesdays

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 | Humanism, Life

This Tuesday saw the long awaited return of Atheist Society Tuesdays at the union. We kicked things off with an EGM to sort out some administration issues and then headed down to The Old Bar for the social, at which we had a suprisingly good turn out of new people. I also tried the new Old Bar food menu which was very nice, though it isn’t budget so you would expect it to be decent quality.

EGM Social John and Caroline

Thus beginneth

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 | Events

Monday saw the start of freshers’ week as we began the recruitment drive for members this year. The first days days of the fair have been reasonably successful, especially with myself and Zoltan speaking on the welcome stage on Tuesday lunch time.

The stall Freshers week '09 Atheist Society stall