Sports & Socs

Learning Self Defence


On the 8th of February, the Royal Holloway Karate, Judo and Ninjutsu ran Royal Holloway’s first free self-defence lesson. I arrived in the SU to discover a large group of 50 or so students already waiting. Before the class started, I asked some students why they had chosen to come. Most people replied that they […]

Comedy Society Showcase


Royal Holloway’s Comedy Society is popular for one reason: everyone wants to laugh. There are around 20 regular members of the society as well as many others that attend and perform at specific events, making the eventual number of participants in the Comedy Society uncertain but high. The Santa Isn’t Real event on the 7th […]

Dancing With The Stars


The Royal Hollywood Dance Show, hosted by the RHUL Dance Society, consisted of three acts of differing dance styles as well as a few musical performances, all performed to an incredible level. The Dance Society’s annual show had dances choreographed to songs from famous films across the ages with rehearsals only beginning 4 weeks ago, […]

Three Cheers for Charity


The Royal Holloway Cheerleading club were unprecedented in their most recent act of fundraising, in which they took part in a 12-hour cheer-a-thon to raise money for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. The members practiced their routines from 9am to 9pm, consistently cheering from the moment their feet touched the mats until they could […]

Reuniting Through Poetry


The Royal Holloway English PEN society hosted a poetry and speaking event on the 2nd of December that aimed to highlight the differences and similarities between the Eastern and Western worlds. According to the English PEN society, the event was about “breaking down the East/West divide, through poetry and spoken word”. The event saw several […]

Bring It On MTS.


There is no doubt that the Musical Theatre Society had a busy 2016; last term’s production of ‘Bring It On’ received rave reviews and this success was emulated by the success of their Christmas Concert, with a record number of participants and audience members. And this year, they’re showing no signs of slowing down. First […]

Rowing to the Rescue


On the 5th of December, the members of the Royal Holloway Rowing club sat on rowing machines outside Bedford Library and aimed to row 346km, the length of the Thames river. The fundraiser was in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the British Heart Foundation as well as the purchase of a new […]

Marrow Society: An Introduction


Emma Halahan finds out more about the latest society to get ratified, Marrow, linked to the bone marrow donation charity, Anthony Nolan. 1) Congrats on getting ratified! Tell us more about your society. RHUL Marrow forms part of a wider cross country student-led network that helps raise awareness of blood and bone disorders effectively saving […]

Acapalooza with Absolute Harmony: An A Cappella Festival!


Absolute Harmony will be kicking off Term 2 with Acapalooza: a festival celebrating all things A cappella! As Royal Holloway’s only A cappella choir, we believe in fun, un-auditioned music and variety. With that in mind Acapalooza will be a great event drawing on all of the best parts of musical enjoyment and performing. The […]

Veganuary with Vegetarian and Vegan Society


It’s already been a busy year for Royal Holloway’s Vegetarian and Vegan Society; a society comprised of vegetarians and vegans dedicated to creating a welcoming and accepting community focused on animal rights and environmental sustainability. The Vegetarian and Vegan Society have been working hard to educate students on the benefits of a cruelty free lifestyle […]