The academic year 2017-18 has been an excellent one for the Neave Society. After seeing the previous year’s committee at the College’s Freshers’ Fair, many came to the first few events in Michaelmas, developing a taste for the relaxed debating atmosphere that is ever present at our meetings.
One feature introduced this year that we are particularly proud of is the input that we have taken from our members as to what topics we discuss; numerous of the debates we ultimately held were suggested by friends of ours via Facebook Messenger. We feel that this encourages high quality debate as members are discussing topics they are interested in and so will have greater knowledge on the subject, as well as appealing to a wider portion of College as they may shape the choice of debate to their own wishes.
This year in Trinity term we held two fewer events than usual. This was because it was around the time of the local council elections and, as a political discussion organisation, we encouraged our members to attend a debate held in the College JCR for the candidates and to otherwise educate themselves to cast their votes wisely.
We look forward to next term. Many topics have arisen that are ripe for discussion and the contribution of further voices will be exciting.
Lewis Hart (2017)
Neave Society President 2017-18