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Freshers’ Week 2008

October 2, 2008

Freshers’ Week has been fantastic, an absolutely huge success for the Society! After our weekend in Trinity Halls, we spent the week throwing a number of events for the new students, including speed dating, giant twister and a pub crawl. We gave away a Nintendo Wii to the winner of our Wii tournament, and hired a mechanical rodeo bull to give freshers the ride of their lives. We added thousands of new names to our membership list, and signed up a record number of students for our Maidens debating competition.

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Over the course of Freshers’ Week, we gave honorary patronages to Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records, and actors Jonathan Rhys Meyers and John C McGinley. East 17 made a special appearance at Club Philth, our annual club night, and we welcomed newcomers to the society with a lively comedy debate, on the subject “That Porn is a Blow for Freedom”. Throughout the week we hosted a number of bands, and provided free lunches everyday courtesy of our friends at