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EXCITING… The year started with a bang at our first social of the year. Over 100 tickets were sold for the Pear followed by Risa and Popworld. The atmosphere was buzzing and the dance floor crowded. “I’m having the time of my life,” gushed Ben Summerskill, a third year Chemistry with Pharmacology Student.

KNOCKOUT… The ball kept on rolling and before we knew it social no. 2 was upon us… bowling!! Using complicated reaction mechanisms taught by Dr Cox strikes were occurring left, right and centre. The chemists showed the people of Birmingham how bowling was really done. “Wow! I didn’t realise how much relevance chemistry had in the real world!” gasped 4th year masters student RakeshSaroay.

NOM NOMNOM… Mid-term blues are set to be held at bay by the charity cake sale for Children in need. Carly Thomas has vowed to make a small army of delicious treats to help raise as much money as possible. “That’s amazing! I wish I had Carly’s secret recipe, her cakes are delicious,” admitted one student who wishes to remain anonymous.

JIMMY CARR… Put your thinking caps on because it’s almost time for the big fat quiz of the year. Hosted by ChemSoc’s answer to Jimmy Carr this night is set to be quiztastic. Creative team names are a must! Last year’s favourites included “So, so, so Scandium” and “you’re a quizard Harry.”

GLAD RAGS… and finally the Christmas countdown is almost upon us. Dig out your glad rags because ChemSoc is pulling out all the stops for a Christmas ball extravaganza. With confirmed guest appearances from lecturers and lab demonstrators you would be mad to miss out.