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BUCG clothing

Want to stay warm in style while slashing those brambles? FanClothingDesign2015_1v2finalcy showing off the latest and greatest in society fashion? Then why not order this year’s BUCG clothing?

Featuring the winning design (see image) voted for by you in our annual competition  hoodies and t-shirts are available in a plethora of colours. The design shown will be on the back and our logo will appear on the front left. Hoodies are £19.08 and the t-shirst are £9.72 (including VAT). These prices may well come down the more orders we receive. Sizes and colours are shown in the links: hoodies (unisex); men’s t-shirt; women’s t-shirt.

Please email Alex by Friday 27th November with your order. We are aiming to have them ready by the Christmas meal on Monday 7th December and we will update you with the details once they are confirmed.

Providence Plantation

On Sunday 6th December we will be continuing the scrub clearance and upkeep at Providence Plantation out at Long Ashton. We’ll be getting the bus from Bristol Bus Station at around 9:30am and aiming to be back by 4pm.

Providence Plantation is a piece of woodland owned by Bristol University and is an ongoing project for BUCG. We aim to improving the biodiversity and pathways of the wood. It’s great fun out in the fresh air and, as always, no prior experience is needed. If your interested in getting involved please email Emily by 5pm on Monday 30th November (you must be a member to participate).

Christmas Dinner

The festive winter season has arrived and BUCG will be celebrating it with our traditional Christmas meal on Monday 7th December at 8:30pm. This year we will be dining at the Racks Bar & Kitchen.

You can pick your three courses for £15 from the Goodwill section of their menu. Please note that the vegetarian main course option has changed – they are no longer serving the gnocchi dish and instead there will be traditional roast trimmings with either a veggie burger and gravy or a goats’ cheese, leek and tomato tart. To guarantee food for yourself please send your orders to Emma by Monday 16th November – only if you are definitely going.

Leigh Woods

On Sunday 15th November we will be going to Leigh Woods to fell some trees. National Trust ranger Bill will be guiding us to clear the trees along a footpath. This will allow light to reach the forest floor creating a more diverse habitat. We will also make a bonfire from the wood we have cut. This is one of the best trips of the year as felling trees is very satisfying, plus we get to burn stuff!

We are expecting to be out from 10am to 4pm and the head to a pub afterwards. If you would like place on the trip please email Emily by 5pm Wednesday 11th November. (Please note that this trip is only open to members.)

Clothing Design Competition

As you may have noticed BUCG has rather snazzy t-shirts and hoodies made for our society members each year, and we need your help in coming up with a new design for this years clothing! The design should be simple, include our mascot Molly and not include colours or shading as the final design will be monochrome lines. Aside from the above the rest of the design is completely up to you!
Email your design to Alex by Wednesday 4th Nov and the rest of the society will have until midnight Friday (6th Nov) to vote on our Facebook group for the best design.

Pub Quiz

On Tuesday 3rd November we will be taking part in the pub quiz at the Brass Pig. We aim to get there around 7:30-7:45pm to get tables and form our teams ready for the 8 o’clock start. There is a £1 entrance fee. And remember: don’t worry about getting the answers – it’s all about having a fun evening!

Halloween Bonfire

Update: Because of the recent rain we decided it was to damp for a bonfire on Friday so we went to the Brewhouse instead. If you were looking forward to fun and games, food and flames in the forest fret not – the Halloween Providence bonfire will be happening on Sunday 1st November!

On Friday 30th October we will be having an evening Halloween bonfire social at Providence Plantation. A fun time will be had playing games and toasting marshmallows! Feel free to wear some spooky fancy dress – a prize will be given to the best one! Food will also be welcome. We recommend bringing a torch, warm clothes and maybe even a blanket. If people want to join later we can meet you at the bus stop by Providence Lane in Long Ashton. Return buses are at every 20 past and 20 to the hour so you can stay as long or little as you like.

We will be meeting at the Hawthorns at 6:30pm and then catching the 7:00pm bus from the bus station.

Should it be raining we will instead go to a pub for the evening and return to Providence another day for the bonfire.

Avon Wildlife Trust trip

On Sunday 25th October we will be joining the Avon Wildlife Trust to do some conservation work on one of their site; what and where exactly is yet to be decided. We will be meeting at the AWT offices on Jacob’s Wells Road at 9:45am and heading off on a minibus. We expect to be back in Bristol by about 4pm.

If you would like to go please email Emily by 5pm on Wednesday 21st October. Please note that you must be a member to attend.

Boiling Wells

On Saturday 17th October, 11am-4pm, we will be going on autumn trip to St Werburghs City Farm to help prepare their Boiling Wells site for their Apple Day event on the Sunday. It is a fun trip in a great part of Bristol with a variety of things to do including apple picking and tidying the paths.  We will most likely head to the nearby pub, The Farm, afterwards.

To sign up please email Emily by 5pm Wednesday 14th October. You must be a member to attend this trip; membership can be bought on our Union page for only £5 for the year. Places may be limited so if the event becomes oversubscribed people will be picked at random to go.

Additionally, if you would like to volunteer for the City Farm’s Apple Day you can email Sophie.

Pub Quiz

On Monday 5th October at 7:45pm we will be going to a pub quiz at the Brewhouse & Kitchen on Cotham Hill. Since pub quizzes are an important pastime of any university student, we thought we’d start as soon as possible. Everyone is free to join us for a relaxed evening of drinks, chatting and quizzing. Be sure to join the event on Facebook.