Sports & Socs

Feminism Society and the Festival of Choice celebrating International Safe Abortion Day


*Trigger Warning: Contains mentions of rape and abuse Across the globe it remains the case even in today’s progressive society that a woman’s access to legal and safe abortion is greatly restricted by government legislation. In places such as Chile and Nicaragua there is a complete and conclusive ban on the procedure. Even in Ireland, […]

Swimming Soc Conquers Kilimanjaro


This summer the Royal Holloway Swimming Club took to the sky, flying all the way out to Africa to take on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The dormant volcano in Tanzania reaches a staggering height of 5895m, as the highest mountain in Africa it has become a popular climb since it was first ascended […]

Bears Night: £2000 Raised for Sports and Societies


‘Bears Night’, a fundraising night ran by the SU, was back for the second year running this October, and this time it was bigger than ever before. With 1000 of you through the door on the night, meaning over 1000 bears t-shirts sold and worn, 2016 has started off promising for clubs and societies, where […]

Nick Perryman talks careers in the financial sector, uncertainty and a post-Brexit Britain


This week is Business and Finance week at Royal Holloway and on the 18th of October, Nick Perryman, Royal Holloway council member and managing director of wealth management at the global financial services firm UBS, came to talk to students regarding Brexit and careers in finance. Nick is soon to be vice chair of Royal […]

Riding: Club of the Year


What is your position within the club? I’m Captain, which means that my main focus is the competitive side of Riding. I look after our three competitive teams, organise competitions, and liaise with BUCS. How did it feel to win ‘Club of the Year’ at Colours Ball? It was absolutely thrilling. It had been on […]

Savoy Opera Society Celebrates 50 Years


It’s been an exciting year for the Savoy Opera Society who are celebrating their 50th birthday and have now taken on the title of the oldest society on campus. I sat down with members, Katie Dale and Will Davidson to find out just what it is about the society that has made it so popular […]

SPOTLIGHT ON: THE 80s SOCIETY.


With the 80s Society grooving into their very successful first year, nominated for ‘Best New Society’ at this year’s Societies ball, I speak to the 80s Society committee to find out more. President: Leah Hewerdine Treasurer: Max Lawson Secretary: Laura Shipp Social secretary: Kiran Hayre How has your first year been as a society? It’s […]

Win for Women’s Cricket


A charity tournament was held on February 7th for Women’s Cricket as a part of the RH Women’s Inspire campaign. Conducted indoors at the Sports Hall, Royal Holloway’s team played against Portsmouth University and a team from King’s College and won the tournament. Women’s cricket was one of the first teams on campus at Royal […]

Shakespeare-A-Thon


The Shakespeare society kicked off the first week of February with the Shakespeare-A-Thon. Stationed outside the Windsor building, they braved the biting cold to bring the Bard to campus farers. The Shakespeare-A-Thon follows on the tails of the society’s 5th Anniversary show which took place on January 25th. I spoke to Dan Jones, President of […]

Spotlight on Circus Society


You may have seen Circus society around last term blazing their trail on the local scene and establishing themselves as a performing arts society. I ambled in to one of their training sessions to catch them in their element. Almost immediately after walking in I could feel the sense of community and togetherness that Circus […]