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.
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Join us by the Clifton Suspension Bridge on Sunday 27th September at 1pm where we will be meeting for a picnic at Ashton Court. As well as being a great opportunity to meet for a chat and get to know the group, you can fly frisbees in a fun-filled frolic and feast from a farrago of food. Fortunately the forecast is for fair weather but if it is in-fact forlorn we can fall-back to the nearby pub, The Mall.
Update: The sun was out for the final social of the academic year. Free from exams stress and fuelled by picnic food, fun was found running around the Downs after frisbees, balls and fellow conservationist (the latter two often hidden in dense thickets). The social extended into the early evening, in part due to Jimmy’s impressively dedicated and impossible to find hiding spot.
On Saturday 6th June will be having a picnic on the Downs to celebrate the end of exams and the beginning of the summer holiday. Feel free to bring any food, drinks and games. We are meeting at the water tower at 2pm and should be nearby if you want to join us later. You can find the event on Facebook here.
Fortunately the forecast is for some suitably sunny weather though we can go to the Kings Arms at the top of Whiteladies Road in case of rain.
Update: Much fun was had over two rounds of laser tag – a free-for-all followed by a team game – with mix of panicked hopeful pulls on the triggers and unorthodox tactics. We headed to a nearby pub for food and drink to recoup the spent energy.
We will be playing some laser tag on Wednesday 25th March at 7:30pm at Laser Fusion in Broadmead (we will meet up there). After exhausting ourselves with fun running around trying to shoot each other with lasers in the dark we will most likely have a well earned rest and drink at a pub.
Update: After having a fun time at the mini-golf course we headed to the pub. It was an enjoyable evening and successful social.
At 8:00pm on Monday 9th March we will be playing some mini-golf at Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf in Cabot Circus. The student deal is 18 holes and either two largers or one cider for £10 (we will be paying at the door).
If you would like to go please sign up on our Facebook page.
Update: While we didn’t win, or come in the top ten teams we certainly did not do badly and most importantly we had fun. We ended up with two teams (one for each mascot – Molly and Fernando). Among the prizes we got to choose were duct tape and WD40 – both useful for our tools!
On Monday 15th December at 7:30 pm in the Anson rooms at the Union, UBU will be holding its annual inter-society pub quiz and BUCG are taking part!. Feel free to join us – the more people we have a the better the chance we have at winning! If there are lots of people we can split into separate teams (each society can have as many as they like).
It is £1 to enter and there will be free pizza! If you plan on coming please say so on the Facebook page so they can estimate how much pizza to order – it would be tragic if there was a pizza shortage!
Update: We had a great time and enjoyed good food and company as well as crackers complete with paper crowns and terrible jokes. The committee shared and opened their secret Santa gifts. It definitely felt like the Christmas season.
It time for our social highlight of the term – the annual BUCG Christmas dinner! 7:30 pm on Thursday 11th December heralds the beginning of a evening of fun, food and festivities at The Eldon House pub.
Two course meals are £18.50 and three courses are £23.50. If you would like to go please give a deposit of £10 and your menu choice to Jess or Emma who will be in the Refectory 12-1pm on Friday 5th and Monday the 8th December respectively.
Update: Even if we could not match the skill of IceSoc we still had fun skating around and then a more relaxed chat at the pub afterwards.
In keeping with this festive season we are having a joint social with IceSoc on the outdoor ice rink at @Bristol on Wednesdy 3rd December. Tickets are £5. The session is from 4:00 to 4:45 pm though we recommend getting there at 3:45 pm to hire skates.
Update: The combination of great food, drink and conversation ensure that the evening was excellent. This social lived up to previous pie & pint nights and we are sure to have one again.
On Wednesday 12th November, at 8pm, we will be having a Pie and Pint social at the Grain Barge. Each pie (listed below) comes with a free pint!
- Chicken, ham and mushroom – £9.50
- Sweet potato, mushroom, spinach, blue cheese & truffle – £8.90
- Shin of beef & No. 7 ale – £9.50
- Salmon & haddock topped with crushed new potatoes, cumber & dill salad – £9.50
Come along and enjoy great food and company on a boat! Please email Jess with your choice of pie if you would like to join us.
Update: Congratulations to Phillip Punter – our new vice-president and to Katherine Pugsley – our new tools and safety officer! Commiserations to those who were not elected – we had a number of excellent candidates and some close calls in the voting. Remember that you can stand again at our AGM in the summer.
On Tuesday 28th October, 8pm we will be holding an Emergency General Meeting (EGM) at the Richmond Pub next to the Union. This is due to the departure of two of our committee members at the start of term: vice-president Jimmy Jackson and tools and safety officer Zoe Digby. We will be electing people to refill those the positions. The event will also be a social one two – we might as well make the most of the occasion! Since the Richmond allows people to bring in their own food, we are going to have an ‘indoor picnic’. So take some yummy picnic food and we’ll all have a great evening!
If you are interested in applying for either of these positions please email our president, Jess. If you are unsure you can always decide to run on the day. You must be a BUCG member to run for a position on the committee. Anybody is welcome to apply, whether you’re a first year or a PhD student. You will be expected to give a short speech as to why you think you’d be good in the role you’re applying for. Then the BUCG members will anonymously vote for the new committee members.
Even if you aren’t interested in running for a committee position come along anyway. You can vote for the new committee members (only members can vote) and have a fun time at the pub!