Reading University Caving Club


Pub Golf Tonight

Golf Club photo

This evening (i.e. Monday 17th) we have the first major social of the term to look forwards to!

The theme is ‘Pub Golf’. This is a competition which is just like a classic game of golf, except that it has several important differences:

Firstly, it doesn’t involve any golf balls, clubs or holes (at least, not in the conventional sense…). And secondly as time passes, the scoring seems to become considerably less important… So in other words, it’s not like golf at all, but it’s still great fun! The basic idea is to go from pub to pub to see who can drink certain drinks in the lowest number of sips – the aim is to get below ‘par’. Full rules will be explained at the event itself.

So overall, this event promises to be great fun! Starting at the College Arms, Wokingham Road at 8:30pm, or alternatively you can meet us at the Palmer Building on Campus at 8pm. Look forwards to seeing you!

Note: Photo by kulicki. Released under CC BY 2.0.

Some Important Upcoming Dates

It was great to see so many of you at the freshers fayre yesterday!

Below is a round-up of some of the most important dates for events that are happening very soon this term…

  • This Saturday we’re going on a day trip to The Mendips, in Somerset. For those of you who have signed up, we are meeting at 8:30am for a 9am departure, meeting outside the Sports Park (gym) on campus – see building 39 on this map [pdf file]. We’ll depart from the adjacent Athletics Pavilion car park (Building 43). More Details »
  • On Monday (10th October), we are running through our presentation for new members again, in case you missed it yesterday. Meeting at 7pm in HUMSS Room 126 (Building 1). Or if you prefer, you can meet us at 8-8:30pm outside the Palmer Building (Building 26). We’ll then take you to our regular Monday evening meeting spot – the College Arms pub on Wokingham Road. You can find out more about us, get to meet some of the older members, and sign up for trips. It should be a really fun night out! More Details »
  • On the weekends of 14th-16th October and 21st-23rd October we’ll be heading to South Wales. You can sign up for these trips on Monday at the pub, or onlineMore Details »
  • We’re also planning a big ‘Pub Golf’ social – this will be taking place very soon! More details will be provided shortly…

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact our president Elsie or our secretary Chris. It’s going to be a fantastic term – I’m looking forwards to meeting everyone at these events!

Meeting at the College Arms

College ArmsThe Reading University Caving Club meets every Tuesday during term time from around 8pm at the College Arms, Wokingham Road, Reading (see this Map). It’s the best place to get all the latest gossip about what things are being planned in the club, as well as to sign up for trips, and simply to have an enjoyable night out! Sometimes we end up walking down the road to the nearby Up The Junction pub later on in the night…

We’re an incredibly friendly and welcoming bunch, and we always like to see new people on Tuesdays! No matter what the time of year, whether you’re a new or older member, or are not even a part of the club at all! If you’d like to join the club we can help with that as well, but there’s definitely no pressure! So please do come and meet us – it’s always fun…

If you’d like more information on how to find us, or would like to arrange for someone to meet you somewhere beforehand, please get in touch with our social secretary or president, who will be very happy to help!

We’ll look forward to seeing you!