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Debate Society host ‘No-Notes Open’ event

On Sunday 9 February, the University of Reading Debate Society hosted their first National debating competition ‘No-Notes open’. 

They had previously attended other competitions but this time decided to follow suit and host their own event, which took place in the Palmer building on campus.

Twenty-four teams competed in the event and included teams from Liverpool, Cambridge, UCL, Hull, Warwick, and many more. There were four teams from the University of Reading that competed.» >

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Zoology Society visit Marwell

A visit to Marwell Wildlife Zoo is a chance for anyone keen on animals to get up and close with the wonders of the natural world, however this was not the only thing that encouraged Reading University’s Zoology Society to take a trip in January.

Marwell are also a zoo dedicated to the conservation of wildlife, and it was this focus on conservation, as well as the rare species on offer, that made the trip to Winchester a must for the Zoology Society.» >

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Real Ale Society brews ale for campus

Ale brewed by University of Reading’s own Real Ale Society is set to be sold on campus while stock lasts.

The Real Ale Society met with local brewer Peter Cook, who is the Head Brewer at Sherfield Village Brewery, with the ambition of designing and brewing their own ale.

Jamie Duffield, President of the Real Ale Society, said of the opportunity to visit the brewery: “This all started over a pint down in the Alehouse when Pete Cook, who happens to be a friend of ours, said to me, ‘so when are you bringing the students down to brew?’ We thought, well why not?» >

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Construction Society’s ‘Try a Trade day’

On Thursday 28 November, members of the Reading University Construction Society were invited to take part in ‘Try a Trade day’, hosted by Brookfield Multiplex, the principal contractor at Bridges Hall of Residence student accommodation project.

The day was designed to give the group a taste of the real world of construction work in return for 4 hours that would be given back through RUSU community projects. The event took place at the project site and consisted of second year, third year and master’s students.» >

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Non-league society proves a success at nearby university

A non-league society has been set-up at Oxford Brookes, as football fanatics have turned their passion for attending games into an organised venture.

The idea was coined after a Bath City vs Basingstoke match last year, where a couple of non-league enthusiasts had been on a ‘dirt-cheap’ day out.

Suggestions were discussed at length for the society before being finally formed, with at least one official event per month taking place and being advertised across social media.» >

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Fashion squared: the society meets Spark*

This year Spark*’s Fashion section aims to team up with UoR’s Fashion Society to bring you fantastic in-depth coverage of all things fashion at UoR! What better way to introduce our readers to the society but through interviewing fashion society president and second year law student Hannah Stanford.

Hi Hannah, thanks for agreeing to do this interview! Last year the fashion society ran trips to Birmingham’s Clothes Show Live and the Valentino exhibition at Somerset house.» >

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