Category Archives: Socials

Socials run by the society

Wug Crawl


Welcome to LangSoc’s first social of the year – our pub crawl with a twist!

To kick the year off we will be showing our wug-tastic style across Edinburgh in a pub crawl! Starting in Clerks bar we will make our way to 7 pubs in a 1 mile radius. Everyone will get the opportunity to wear a wug hat, badge or even BECOME a wug! Even if you arent a big drinker come along for some great chats and friendly people!

Come and meet our wugs!

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The Final Countdown Quiz – Last LangSoc Social

Thursday 20 November – 20:30 to 22:30 – Dining Room, Teviotclue

Contestant Number 1, come on down!

Join us for our last social of the year. Put your knowledge to the test, because we all know there’s only one way to separate the best from the rest; the venerable pub quiz. This time we’re putting a game show spin on things, so fingers on buzzers and no conferring! The questions will be tough and only one team can leave victorious! Do you (and several friends) have what it takes?

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LangSoc Social | Wed 16 Oct | Liquid Language

from 19:30 in The Loft Bar, Teviot Row House.

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Entry £1.50 for members, £3 for non-members.


Come along for an evening of relaxed linguistics and language related discussion and banter over a glass of wine (or other drink). Taste three different wines and try out fun activities to get you thinking about their tastes and how we talk about them. You will then have the chance to try out your new-found skills on other drinks.

Arrive in good time as places will be limited!

LangSoc Social | Fri 4 Oct | Wug Crawl!

at 20:00 outside of Teviot Row House

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This week, we’re taking a break from our usual Wednesday events. Come and join us on our first Wug Crawl of 2013/14!

All welcome, drinking or not, join us as we scout the pubs of Newington, escorted by our resident Wug! Follow the wug on our Facebook event or on Twitter @LangSoc (#wugcrawl) to keep up with where we are as we move through the bars. Drunken nerdy banter and Wug dancing is definitely promised (we may finish at a club)!

We will be meeting outside Teviot at 8pm, and heading off soon after.

See you all there!

Spelling Bee | 19:30 7th March | Teviot Underground

Come on down to LangSoc and Read International are proud to present their first ever SPELLING BEE!

You think you have what it takes to become the inimitable speller of Edinburgh uni? Fancy your chances to become the superlative word smith on campus? Then come to the underground on Wednesday March the 7th at 19:30 for your opportunity to score some prodigious word points, all proceeds going to the meritorious charity Read International. There will be accolades galore and £2 entry on the door.

Anticipating to encouter you all at the tournament!

Freshers Week Wug Crawl

Thursday 15 September | 20:30 | Malones Irish Bar, Forrest Road

Join us and our mascot wug[s] for a sociable night, whether you’re drinking or not, linguist or not, as we show you around the city’s best nightlife!

We’re meeting at Malones Irish Bar on Forrest Road, near to Potterow/Teviot/Bristo Square (map here: at 8:30pm, and look forward to seeing you there 🙂

Chomsky’s Birthday Party

Saturday 4 December | Malone’s Irish Bar, Forrest Road, Edinburgh | 19:30

Fancy dress theme: Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously

Chomsky turns 83 on 7 December so LangSoc and PhilSoc (Philosophy Society) are celebrating it tonight (before exams start!)!

Malone’s has been booked especially for us! It should be a good laugh and something to look forward to while you’re studying this week for deadlines and exams and things.

There is a fancy-dress theme…

Come as a ‘colourless green idea sleeping furiously’
So get creative!
There might even be a prize.