John’s Socials

The Adams society hosts numerous socials and other events for Johnians studying mathematics. Photos of some of these events taken in the past can be viewed by the corresponding link for each event.

Note that these events are for Adams Society members only, except for the Garden Party in Easter term. Information about the Garden Party can be found on the events page, with all of our other public events.

Michaelmas

Freshers’ Squash

We welcome the newcomers each year in their first week with a Freshers’ Squash, a friendly social for them to meet the mathmos from all years, find out more about the society and our activity, and chat with provided refreshments.

An archive page for this event, including photographs, can be found here.

The Fresher’s Squash this year is at 9:30PM on Sunday 4th October, and is located in K6 Second Court.

Desserts Party

In Michaelmas, we hold a Desserts Party after dining in Hall. Students are joined by fellows in the intimate setting of the Wordsworth Room to enjoy a fine selection of wines, fruit, cheese, and occasionally, even actual desserts!

An archive page for this event, including photographs, can be found here.

The Desserts Party this year is at 9PM on Monday 9th November (booking deadline 4th November). Location: Wordsworth Room, St John’s College

Castlereagh Christmas

Castlereagh Christmas is our recently initiated Christmas party for Johnian mathmos. As the title suggests, it’s held in the Castlereagh Room near the end of Michaelmas term, shortly before Christmas. Every year, we will be offering food, drinks, a secret santa, and large array of silly party games!

An archive page for this event, including photographs, can be found here.

Date: Thursday 3rd December. Location: Castlereagh Room, Fisher Building

Lent

Pizza & Board Games Night

A recently initiated “tradition”, each Lent term we host a night of board games and other exciting activities, and the committee will also order in large amounts of pizza for all to enjoy!

An archive page for this event, including photographs, can be found here.

Football match vs Catz Mathmos

A recently revived tradition is our Lent term football match against the Hyperbolics, the mathematicians of St Catherine’s College.

An archive page for this event, including photographs, can be found here.

Annual Dinner

Our largest members’ event of the year is the Annual Dinner, a black tie affair in the grand candlelit Senior Combination Room. Along with fellows and students, we invite an honorary guest to dine and speak at the dinner; speakers in the past include Prof Andrew Wiles, Prof Imre Leader and Prof Béla Bollobás.

An archive page for this event, including photographs, can be found here.

Date: Tuesday 7th March 2017, 7:30 PM. Location: Senior Combination Room, St John’s College

 

Easter

Cricket match vs Trinity Mathmos

It has been a long tradition that in Easter term, the Adams Society competes in a cricket match with our friendly rivals next door of the Trinity Mathematics Society (TMS). There is room for all members to join in trainings, regardless of sporting ability! The TMS captain traditionally bowls an apple as the first ball.

An archive page for this event, including some photographs, can be found here.

Date TBA. Location: St John’s Pitches

Adams Society Garden Party

This event is open to all members of the University; check the Events Page for the date this year (if it’s sufficiently close that the time has been decided)! For the archives of this event, check our Past Events page.