Rock Soc, or the Alternative Music Society, is a social society with a vibrant membership both on campus and in town. Our members share a mutual love for all things loud, be it classic rock, metal, goth, punk, industrial/EBM, grunge, pop punk etc! Whatever you're into, we know where's playing it, and we host a range of socials throughout the year on various alternative nights in town including our legendary freshers pub crawl, live music events, themed events, Halloween and Christmas parties as well as weekly attendance at Reading's best rock nights. We are also hoping to go bigger and better this year with another trip to the Underworld in Camden, meet ups with other rock socs from across the country, and maybe even a trip abroad or to a festival!
We don't just go out and listen to music, we're also trying to give our members a bigger chance to be involved in the music scene too, offering opportunities to submit creative content to our brand new termly Rock Soc Zine and also participate in our all-new Rock Soc Radio Show!
We will always be a friendly face at nights out and gigs, so come and join us! We'll have a booth at the societies fayre on Wednesday 20th of September, make sure to come and say hello!
Join our Facebook group and keep up to date on all the latest events from the society and around Reading, or chat to any of our comittee
members if you want to know anything more \m/
Events in the first term:
ALTERNATIVE FRESHERS: 25th September-1st October: https://www.rusu.co.uk/ents/event/3096/
Fresher's Fayre: Wednesday 20th September 11:00-17:00 outside the Student's Union
Fresher's Crawl: Friday 22nd September , meeting outside the Palmer building at 19:00 for a meet and greet before starting the crawl at 19:15.
Film night: Tuesday 26th September in the Palmer building at 19:00. Room TBC
Live music nights: There are many live music nights around town and campus throughout the year which we attend, including Perk (Facebar and Oakford Social Club), Encore (Hosted by Band Soc on campus), BBC Introducing (Purple Turtle, every Wednesday) and Remus Promotions (live music at the Loft Bar in Sakura).
Umbra: All-new alternative club night in the Student Union, endorsed by Rock Soc! Next event date TBC.
Halloween events: Most of our favourite local clubs host Halloween parties and events in late October which we attend, and we also host our own Halloween party at Facebar. Dress up strongly encouraged!
Christmas: TBC - Christmas party, Rock Soc style!
Weekly Socials: Mondays (The Purple Turtle and Skint Rock @ Public) and Fridays (Facebar and District). We will be actively leading groups to these during the first couple of weeks of term, but you can always be sure to see a friendly face on one of these nights. More details can be found on our Facebook group and if you have any questions the committee can be contacted through those too.
President: Veronique Hawksworth
Vice President: Ryan Daubney
Secretary: Alya Abu-Zayed
Treasurer: Will Elliot
Social Secretary: Laura McCarthy
Welfare: Marta Massarelli