Society collaborations

Over the past few weeks or so the Doctor Who Society and Fantasy and Sci-Fi society (that I’m a part of) have been getting together on a Saturday night to watch, yep you guessed it Doctor Who on the big screen over in the hub. This can be booked out for use by Edge Hill students via the Student’s Union for society meetings, for instance the video gaming society use it on a weekly basis for playing video games in multi-player mode and the american Superbowl final gets shown on there too when it’s on. I started going to watch it with them around episode seven of the current series “Kill the Moon”, which features Peter Capaldi as the famous time traveler and Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara.

With them I have also watched

  1. Mummy on the Orient Express (for someone who is interested in Egyptology this was a great episode)
  2. Flatline (there were quite a few funny bits to this episode which we all laughed out loud at, the Addams Family reference was my favourite!)
  3. In the Forest of the Night

Getting together with other people at University (who may or may not be on your course and in your year) to do things like this is a brilliant idea in my opinion. So should the above societies continue to do this next year when you’re at Edge Hill, it’s something I recommend you getting involved with 🙂

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

As many of you will realise soon enough, University is not just about getting a degree. It’s also about meeting new people and one way new students do it is by joining a sports team or a society. At Edge Hill University there are currently 70 to choose from and if there isn’t one that tickles your fancy then you can set up your own by speaking to the Student’s Union. One society I joined in my first year is the Edge Fantasy and Sci-Fi (Science Fiction) society. I’ve always been of the nerdy/geeky sort so when I saw that this was one of the societies I could join I immediately put my name down for it.

You’re probably wondering what we do in our weekly meetings (Tuesdays 6pm-9pm). Well we watch films and episodes of TV series that fit either the Fantasy or Science Fiction genre providing a member owns them on DVD. Examples of things we’ve watched/we watch include

  • Game of Thrones
  • Firefly
  • X-Files
  • Red Dwarf
  • Highlander
  • Serenity
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Fringe

As well as our weekly meetings, we’ve also been on two trips to Liverpool to see the first two films in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy (an epic cinematic adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien’s fantasy novel-The Hobbit) ‘An Unexpected Journey’ and ‘The Desolation of Smaug’ so we’ll probably be doing the same for the third and finale film “There and Back Again”. I definitely recommend joining this society (if you like what’ve read above),  but you don’t fancy this one, then the full list of societies is below.