Clubs and Societies
Socially, there is something for everyone at St Edmund Hall. Our thriving College societies include Chapel Choir, the Teddy Hall Film Society and the Conversational Spanish Club – and are all open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Many of our clubs and societies receive funding from the College’s Amalgamated Clubs fund to help with the purchase of equipment or to meet expenses. Executives of College societies, sports team captains, and individuals participating in University sports teams can find information on the support provided by Amalgamated Clubs, and how to obtain it, here.
There are also over 200 University societies to choose from.
Examples of some of the current Teddy Hall societies:
- The Chapel Choir provides the music for the chapel services on Sunday evenings and other special occasions, and has recently toured France and Poland.
- Several subject societies – including the Portia Society for all students of Law at St Edmund Hall and the Medical Sciences Society for Medics and Biomedics.
- The St Edmund Hall Gallery – an annual collection of creative writing and visual art by members of the College.
- The Teddy Hall Film Society hosts regular screenings of a wide variety of films.
- The Venus Society consists of a group of students across all years who organise fundraising events in College for Macmillan Cancer Support.
- The Chess Club play regular matches and enter several teams into the annual inter-college tournament.
- The Wednesday Workshops – weekly student-led creative writing workshops that provide an opportunity to share new writing and receive constructive feedback from peers.
- The Christian Union – for Christians to meet within the College and attend University wide events together.
- The BAME Society (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) – this society comes together pretty regularly for socials, and also with events such as out Equality and Diversity week. Part of the societies function is to act as a support system for students and because of the small size there’s a lot of opportunity to turn ideas into events.
- The LGBTQ+ Society – Teddy Hall has a supreme LQBTQ+ scene. LGBTQ+ society meets every Tuesday for drinks in the bar before heading out to Tuesday socials with the university. They also have movie nights and regular brunches with lots of food. The society is really supportive, anyone can join and it’s a really great opportunity to known and support other LGBTQ+ students at the Hall!
There’s a real sense of camaraderie. Sport is a big part of Hall life, but by no means the only part. We have a thriving music scene, including the choir.
Lisa, undergraduate studying Russian and German