The UBLD committee would like to welcome you to the University of Birmingham.
Whether you’ve never been involved in politics before, or have been a member of the Lib Dems for years, liberals of all kinds are welcome at our wide range of weekly events. We try our best to ensure that there is something for everyone.
We will have a stall at the Societies Fair on Thursday 27th of September. Come and say hi to the committee, learn more about our society, and maybe pick up a few freebies 😉
We usually hold our events on Thursday evenings. Our first few events for the autumn term are:
-Thursday 4th October: Welcome drinks at Joe’s Bar. An opportunity to meet and get to know other members of the society, in an informal, relaxed atmosphere.
-Thursday 11th October: Pizza at The Vale. We will be gathering at The Vale to eat pizza and chat, and maybe play some lawn games if the weather is good. Another chance to meet members of the society in a casual environment (useful if you missed week 1). This is a non-alcoholic event.
-Thursday 18th October: Talk by Christine Jardine MP. The recently-elected Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Edinburgh West will be visiting – we don’t know what she’ll be talking about yet, but it’s bound to be interesting!
-Thursday 25th October: Spirited Discussions. Our first debate night of the academic year. Topics TBA.
-Thursday 1st November: Pub Quiz. We will be raising money for homelessness charities with our very own pub quiz. Expect challenging trivia, cheesy 80s music and plenty of memes.
-Thursday 8th November: Liberal Drinks. We’re back at Joe’s Bar for some more casual chat over drinks.
-Thursday 15th November: Libertea. A chance to relax with some tea or coffee, your favourite liberals, and maybe a few social games.
-Thursday 22nd November: Talk by Alistair Carmichael MP. Chief Whip of the Liberal Democrats and Member of Parliament for Orkney and Shetland.
More events will be announced in due course for the final few weeks of the term.
All our events are free (except for the Pub Quiz and any trips we may or may not be doing in Spring term) and no tickets are required – just show up. However, if you intend on attending our events, we would appreciate if you joined the society, which you can do here for just £3.
– The UBLD Executive Committee