Sports & Socs

Women’s Sport: Consumption, Identity & Success


Sophie Harrison discusses the rise of women’s sport and how it’s success is changing perceptions.

A Summer of Sport


The summer of 2017 has been extremely successful, both for world sport as a whole and also for British sport.

Varsity 2017 – Stags V Bears


On the 29 March, 30 of Royal Holloway’s sports teams gathered at Surrey Sports Park for their first ever Varsity Cup. They were joined by sports teams from the University of Surrey, and the intense competition between the Bears and the Stags was soon underway. We had some truly deserving wins in many sports, including […]

Charity Insanity with Insanity Radio


Sports & Socs Editor, Michele Theil on Insanity Radio’s Easter charity extravaganza. Royal Holloway’s radio station, Insanity Radio, has been doing a lot of great work in the last few weeks for charity with many of its members hosting 24hr radio marathons in aid of 18 different charities. 19 teams, consisting of 42 people, have […]

Reel Fashion Show


Kathryn Pearson reviews the Reel Fashion Show: a collaboration of societies’ designers and performers. Set in Stumble Out under hazy lighting and the soft scent of perfume, the Reel Fashion Show radiated elegance from the outset. The collaborative event was organised by Reel Music, Textiles and Fashion Society, and CoppaFeel, with guest appearances from Dance, Sustainability, […]

Raise Up Your Talents


Michele Theil reviews the Raise-And-Give Talent Show, an event raising money for three excellent charities. The Raise-And-Give society’s charity event, aptly named ‘Royal Holloway’s Got Talent’ was hosted in the SU Main Hall and allowed students and parents to see a wide variety of talents and acts. The show aimed to raise money for Action […]

MTS’ Spring Awakening


Emma Halahan reviews Spring Awakening; the rock infused tale of teenage erotic angst set in 1800’s Germany. Musical Theatre Society (MTS) debuted their Spring Term production at Jane Holloway Hall on the 12th March. Spring Awakening tells the story of teenagers who are kept in the dark about the changes happening to their bodies, a premise […]

Dissent & Disapproval: English PEN’s Muslim Ban Protest


President Trump’s executive order banning refugees, migrants and visitors from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia from entering the United States for a period of three months has sparked protests all over the whole world. As those seven countries are predominantly Muslim, people have taken to calling it a ‘Muslim Ban’ and protesting […]

Puttin’ On The Ritz


Kathryn Pearson reports on RHUL Classical Society’s highly anticipated Bacchanalia Ball. On the 27th of January, Classical Society hosted a night of glamour and style at their annual Bacchanalia Ball. The black-tie event was hosted in aid of the Iris Project, a charity dedicated to the promotion of Classics in state schools across the UK, […]

#NoFilter with RHCU


Beth Carr speaks to Christian Union President, Lizzy Fretwell, about their upcoming events week, entitled #NoFilter. Taking place from 20th-24th February, the Christian Union’s annual events week has been getting bigger and better every year. But what actually is events week? Lizzy explains: “It’s a week of events hosted by the CU including lunchtime and […]