WELCOME TO YORK!
Welcome from the Chairman
‘Politics’ does not exclusively refer to party politics. Many of us are interested in ‘politics’ in some sense; be it tuition fees, gay rights, gender equality, electoral reform, international development, or something else entirely. However, very few of us are members of a political party – which in my opinion is a good thing. I certainly didn’t possess a set of unchanging, fully formed opinions on everything under the sun that neatly corresponded to a particular party at 18. I still don’t, and find it very unlikely that I’ll have struck on one even when I reach my 40s.
That is what’s great the NGS. Nobody expects you to toe a party line (unless you want to), to always argue the same corner, or even to have an opinion at all. The basic premise of the society is to develop new thinking, which means exchanging ideas in friendly discussion. Sure, things can get a little heated at times, but it’s a chance to really test your ideas, and not about point scoring. So if you’re passionate about politics and would like the change to get on your soapbox, come along. If you’re a bit interested in some aspects of politics and would just like to hear some lively opinions, come along, you’re equally welcome. If you don’t know what to think about any of it, the NGS is a good place to start. You don’t have to be a Politics or a History student; our diverse range of members (from physicists to musicians and everything in between) really lends different perspectives to debate.
If you just want some free cake, pop along to PMQs, you’re welcome too.
I hope to see you at the Freshers’ Social and look forward to meeting you soon!
Chairman, NGS York
About NGS York
NGS York has hosted many big names over the past three years of its existence, and we have a vibrant social atmosphere.
Our weekly Thinking & Drinking session is held in P/L/005 at 7.45pm on Tuesday’s in term time. They’re a great opportunity to come along, meet some interesting people and get involved with the Society.
We have recently launched our NOW project, in partnership with YUSU Volunteering. The project involves working with local sixth-formers as part of their citizenship curriculum.
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