NCH clubs and societies
At NCH we have a variety of popular and active societies providing students with the chance to explore and enjoy all manner of different activities and opportunities that they may have not had before. Of course, if you’d like to do something completely different, the NCHSU can provide guidance and funding so that you can set up your own society.
In addition to our growing range of clubs and societies, NCH students have access to the sports, societies, online tickets and bars of other London colleges through purchasing Associate Membership of Student Central, formerly the University of London Union. Here, students can set up their own society or get involved in the over 40 clubs and activities available to make the most of university life.
Bedfellows - Drama Society
Bedfellows – the NCH Drama Society – encourages all students to be involved in drama and theatre, from the experienced thespians to the amateur enthusiast. From keeping you up to date with the latest and greatest on the London drama scene, with trips in Hilary (second) term, to workshops, plays and socials, we have a strong drama community here. We are infamous for our Twelfth Week Shorts – plays held in, you guessed it, the twelfth week of term. This is a series of short plays that you can get involved with in many capacities; we want you to write, direct, and act for us. If that doesn’t float your boat, come along for the evening or our summer play – we promise you high drama, wine and a bubbly atmosphere. Also, our longer summer production of ‘Oh, the Humanity’ was highly recommended by Sir Trevor Nunn, and went on for an additional run at the Tabard Theatre in London.
Bound by Stories
Bound by Stories is a female-led book club, which heavily emphasises diversity and intersectionality in authors, cultures, and genres. The aim of our club is to bring people from all cultures together over an amazing book, with a story meant to impact our readers long term and make them question their own perspective of the world around us.
The NCH Conservative Association promotes modern-day Conservative values and facilitates an open discussion about Conservative Party policy. The NCH Conservative Association hosts charity events, dinners and bar nights as well as the opportunity to take part in canvassing and talks with members of Parliament.
The Debating Society (in combination with the University of London Debating Society) gives all students the opportunity to practice their logic, argument, and public speaking under pressure, yet in an open and friendly format, resembling British Parliamentary debate. Over the year, a number of ‘Opens’ take place giving the opportunity to debate against students from other universities. Additionally, students from NCH attend debate practice at SOAS and KCL, as well as weekly practices held at the college. Motions are largely timely, topical, and occasionally light-hearted.
FemSoc promotes feminist ideals of equality, regardless of sex, gender identity and sexuality. It is a safe place to discuss topics which are key issues in today’s society. We will be hosting seminars, talks, workshops, and co-host events with fellow NCH societies. FemSoc’s aim is to educate and share with our members the challenges women face in the workplace as well as open the dialogue around women’s rights and our patriarchal system. We pride ourselves on supporting the LGBTQIA+ community as well as BIPOC communities, which are groups also fighting for equality.
The NCH Film Soc offers students a free cinema experience and a forum for the appreciation and discussion of cinematography, screening both popular cult classics and harder-to-find films. We also hold themed parties, bar nights, and charity events
Football Society (NCH FC)
New College of the Humanities Football Club was founded in 2018, and entered competitive university football for the first time in 2019, currently playing in the LUSL Intermediate Division 3. We welcome any NCH/Northeastern student wanting to play football at a competitive level, but also aim to set up or support anything that contributes to the sporting success and social life of NCH as a whole, be it fitness sessions, live sport screenings, or FIFA tournaments.
Contact club captain, Justus Becher – email@example.com for membership or fixture-related enquiries.
Hispanic Appreciation Society
The Hispanic Appreciation Society intends to create a space where students and lecturers can come and speak in their first language, practice and or learn Spanish, or simply embrace and learn a little more about Hispanic cultures. Together, we will learn about and enjoy traditional hispanic foods, have a space to discuss Spanish literature, politics and more! Eventually, we’d love to provide Spanish classes, cooking classes, and mixed events with other societies such as debate nights, fundraising, and literature nights.
President: Eva Bernarda Haro-Harris – firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCH History Society is a chance for anyone to enjoy history both in an academic atmosphere and just for fun! We will be organising regular talks, trips, bar nights, quizzes, and much more! We also have a termly paper so anyone can contribute their research, reviews, and ideas.
The New College of the Humanities Law Society is one of our most popular societies. Democratically elected by NCH’s law students, our aim is to give students a valuable and phenomenal time at New College of the Humanities. We hope to achieve this by hosting a full range of social events, whilst promoting student welfare.
Our mission is to give students exposure through guest speakers, networking and careers opportunities, as well as encouraging the academic discipline. We are determined to deliver quality events for all our members whilst supporting collaboration, diversity and inclusion.
Membership is open to non-law and law students alike, with the society being led by its President and is fully accountable to its members.
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At the LGBTQ+ Society (QueerSoc) we provide a pastoral but also very fun social and support network for LGBTQ+ students. Across the year we organise a number of social events – everything that the London gay scene has to offer – from drag nights and parties to visits to gay bars and nights out. The LGBTQ+ Society focuses on ensuring that LGBTQ+ students not only settle into their university life, but have a great social life through our events.
The Literature and Creative Writing Society cultivates the appreciation and practice of texts and writing. It provides a relaxed environment where budding writers can share their work for the perusal of peers to gain feedback for improvement and growth. Our favourite event to put on is our BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) event, where everyone brings a piece of literature that they love and tells us why they like it over wine and cheese. There’s no pressure to have to read anything beforehand and you learn about loads of great new books!
Guest speakers such as Christopher Ricks and Howard Jacobson have recently given talks to discuss their work and the craft of writing. Themed nights such as the eerie Halloween play reading of Shakespeare’s nihilistic and soul-crushing tragedy, King Lear, lit by candle-light. We also do cinema and theatre trips, and NCH English professors (such as Daniel Swift and Peter Maber) have run workshops on American Jazz and poetry.
Philosophy Society (PhilSoc)
The Philosophy Society of NCH was established to promote quality discussion of any and all philosophical topics. As a society, we invite all members of the college to regular evening seminars which are always followed by a lively discussion (with snacks and wine). The talks are led by faculty or guest speakers and range from Ancient Philosophy to Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence.